Locals in Bekaa complain

Lebanon to close Syrian shops

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Lebanese minister Nicolas Nahas
Beirut – Riad Shouman

Lebanese minister Nicolas Nahas Beirut – Riad Shouman Lebanon's caretaker Minister of Economy, Nicolas Nahas, has announced plans to close commercial centres opened by the Syrian refugees, mainly in Bekaa.   It comes after several Lebanese merchants complained about the impact of Syrian refugees on their financial interests. Nahas told reporters on Wednesday: "The committee designated by the concerned authorities have established a working cell which will put Thursday a practical plan to follow up on the issue. After that, from Monday, they will close commercial shops opened by the (Syrian) refugees, mainly in Bekaa where there are about 360 commercial shops." He added that the spread of the refugees in the popular markets is being dealt with in ?cooperation with the municipalities.?

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