Dr. Rola Dashti, ESCWA'S executive secretary, has affirmed that Kuwait ranks among advanced states in the realm of consumers' protection.
Dr. Dashti, who was speaking after meeting a delegation of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Industry and Commerce, said Kuwait plays an eminent role in the issue of protecting the consumers, noting that Lebanon could learn from the Kuwaiti experience at this level.
At the Lebanese level, Beirut needs to learn how to apply ministerial decisions and activate the laws to stem upward trends of the commodities' prices, Dr. Dashti said indicating that ESCWA, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, has been transferring successful experience of other countries in this respect to Beirut for shoring up the local economy.
ESWA is also seeking to boost imports and exports, support start-ups and medium enterprises, she added.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti assistant undersecretary for legal affairs, companies and commercial permits, Dr. Mohammad Al-Jalal, told KUNA the Kuwaiti delegation's visit to Beirut was intended to help the country cope with inflation and examine the Kuwaiti experience in this respect.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce had a distinguished experience during peak of the coronavirus crisis, closely observing necessities' prices in the local markets.
The delegation briefed ESCWA's officials about Kuwait's successful actions to keep commodities' prices at reasonable levels.
Source: Kuwait News Agency