Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri commended Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi for his country's economic reforms, during the 27th Arab Economic Forum in Beirut on Friday during which he met with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

“I learned from the experience that took place, taking such a decision was a tough task but the most difficult thing is not to take decisions, it leads to disaster when we don’t react,” said Hariri.

“Egypt was suffering until his excellency President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi came with such an active group, the same as the active group we have which is full of ladies that are working on many things,” he added.

Hariri and his Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly, signed three agreements reportedly covering different areas, such as information exchange on taxation rules, import of construction materials, and cooperation in technology.

Madbouly arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday for a three-day official visit. The Arab Economic Forum is being attended by regional and international business officials and leaders, the Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit, with Egypt designated this year's guest of honour.

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