Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Mr. Philippe de Fontaine Vive, heading a delegation from the World Bank, visited H.E. Mr. Michel Sleiman, the President of the Lebanese Republic and H.E. Mr. Saad Al-Hariri, the Prime Minister in the presence of the President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr. The delegation briefed the President on a scheme to finance a number of development and investment projects in a number of areas and the necessary measures conducive to the facilitation of partnership between public and private sectors as well as funding a number of infrastructure projects. Ways of cooperation between the Government and the European Investment Bank were also discussed with the Prime Minister during the meeting and the various Bank-financed projects in Lebanon were reviewed. After the meeting the President of the Council, Eng. El-Jisr revealed that the delegation expressed its readiness to increase the means of financing the public and private sectors.