Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, paid a courtesy call on Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the Presidential Palace in Beirut, capital of the country, on September 14, 2018. The two sides exchanged views on cooperation opportunities in such fields as infrastructure reconstruction and electricity in Lebanon.
During the meeting, President Aoun welcomed CITIC Construction delegation’s visit to Lebanon, appreciated CITIC Construction’s performance in cooperation in various fields conducted in many regions around the world, and hoped that CITIC Construction will give full play to its strengths to determine the projects and cooperation model that both parties are interested in as soon as possible.
Chen Xiaojia briefed President Aoun on the basic information of CITIC Group Corporation and CITIC Construction, and mainly introduced the company’s performance in various sectors and major projects. CITIC Construction is willing to, in line with the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution, shared benefits and win-win results, actively study local needs and promote projects urgently needed by the Lebanese government and people as soon as possible under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Chen Xiaojia added.
Finally, President Aoun noted that he will support CITIC Construction in determining prioritized cooperation projects in Lebanon at an early date. He expects that cooperation between the Lebanese government and CITIC Construction will be a success and become an example of implementing the Belt and Road Initiative in Lebanon.
During the visit to Lebanon, CITIC Construction delegation also paid courtesy calls on government and agency leaders including Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, Lebanon’s central bank Governor, President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Chairman of High Council for Privatization and PPP, Special Adviser to Lebanese Cabinet, Chief of Railway and Public Transportation Authority, and local government principals of Beirut. Yang Jianqiang, Vice President of CITIC Construction, and others accompanied Chen Xiaojia during the visit.