A high-level Romanian delegation led by Economy minister Ioan Codrut Seres left Lebanon on Thursday, a day before the scheduled departure, due to spiraling violence in the country. The delegation was due to cross Syria by car and take a flight from Turkey to Bucharest on Friday.

All members of the delegation, formed of Economy Ministry and foreign investment officials as well as businesspeople are all secure.

Minister Seres’ visit to Lebanon was aimed at re-launching the bilateral economic cooperation and trade relations after a period of relative stagnation.