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Mr. Walid Raphael and Mr. Maurice Iskandar with BLF representatives.

BLF present at Iraqi Lebanese Banking Conference to boost relations between Lebanon and Iraq

: Wednesday, April 30 - 2014 @ 13:14

In an effort to reinforce relations with individuals and companies operating in both Lebanon and Iraq, Banque Libano-Française participated in the Iraqi Lebanese Banking Conference that took place on April 25 and 26 at the Möevenpick Hotel, Beirut.

Held under the theme ‘A fruitful cooperation to promote mutual banking relations’, this conference aims to discuss the potentials of the Iraqi and Lebanese banking sectors, while addressing the challenges faced by the banking industry is these two markets.

Mr. Maurice Iskandar, Member of BLF’s Executive Committee and Head of International said, “We aim to be an ideal business partner for Lebanese clients and companies already operating in Iraq or looking to expand their businesses there, as well as for Iraqi corporations, individuals and local banks. As part of this effort, we have recently launched operations in Baghdad where we are offering comprehensive financial solutions to individuals, SMEs, corporate companies, as well as local Iraqi commercial banks. We aim to have a significant contribution to the promising Iraqi economy by financing public and private infrastructure projects and international trade and by providing state-of-the art services and banking products. The Iraqi market represents a great potential for us; this is why we are planning to reinforce our presence there in the coming two years by opening four more branches to serve our customers’ needs.”

BLF Group’s international presence encompasses Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Bank has a long history and expertise in trade finance, commercial, retail, investment, private and correspondent banking. It also boasts one of the most extensive correspondent banking networks among Lebanese banks.

For more information please contact:
Tania Rizk
Group Communications Director
Banque Libano-Française
Tel: +9611791332 ext. 1457
Fax: +9611791332 ext. 1443

Joëlle Bassil Tayah
Senior Communications Officer
Banque Libano-Française
Tel: +9611791332 ext. 1031
Fax: +9611791332 ext. 1443

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