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January 2015
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The Lebanese tourism office in Paris celebrates it 50th anniversary and becomes the tourism office for all of Europe!

The Lebanese tourism office in Paris celebrates it 50th anniversary. Lebanon. Courtesy of The Lebanese tourism office

A half-century old symbol of fraternity and friendship between France and Lebanon;

since its inception, the tourism office was opened to introduce Lebanese patrimony, gastronomy and culture in France and lends it support to exiles and victims of the 1975 war. During a dinner last December, in the presence of Lebanese tourism minister, Michel Pharaon, and Serge Akl, director of the Tourism Office, officially launched its 50th birthday on 1st January. The year will be interspersed with cultural demonstrations and exhibitions, plus projects in cinema, music, publishing and photography, all by promoting familiarisation trips to Lebanon “…in response to a difficult regional situation, we pulling out all the stops in order to glamorise Lebanon by any means possible’ affirms Serge Akl.

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