ERBIL — Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayyad will pay an official visit to Iraq on Tuesday to discuss an energy-related agreement between the two countries.
During his stay in Baghdad, Fayyad will hold meetings with Iraqi senior officials for talks on the possibility of renewing the agreement to supply Lebanon with fuel for electricity.
Fayyad told the Iraqi News Agency that he will have "important meetings with the Iraqi Oil Minister to discuss the possibility of renewing the agreement, which ends next September, in addition to raising the issue of increasing the quantity that reaches the thermal plants per month."
He will also hold a meeting with the Iraqi Finance Minister to discuss the mechanism for paying the money owed by Lebanon, according to the report.
"We previously agreed with the Governor of the Banque du Liban, Riad Salameh, to find a specific mechanism for payment, and Lebanon will not forget this great credit for Iraq in extending a helping hand in these difficult time," Fayyad noted.