A Signing of a Declaration of Intent to provide two new grants in the fields of environment and culture to the Lebanese government took place at the headquarters of the Council for Development and Reconstruction and included the following points:
1. Technical Assistance to Lebanon's Environmental Pollution Abatement Project which comes to 2.3 million euros
2. Supporting the Museum of Beirut to complete the rehabilitation and equipping of the basement floor so it can be opened to the public.
Both parties also reviewed and discussed the Italian cooperation program with Lebanon and in particular the Italian protocols and grants, and focused on areas of future cooperation between Lebanon and Italy.
The President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr, signed on behalf of the Lebanese side and Deputy Foreign Minister for Development Cooperation Mr. Lapo Pistellion behalf of the Italian side in the presence of the Italian Ambassador in Lebanon Mr. Giuseppe Morabito and a delegation from the Italian Foreign Ministry and the Directorate of Development Cooperation.