Pharaon, Araiji launch Arz Tannourine Festivals

Tourism Minister, Michel Pharaon, and Culture Minister, Roni Araiji, on Monday launched “Layali Arz Tannounrine – The Nights of Tannourine Cedars” at the Ministry of Tourism’s glass hall, in presence of Telecoms Minister, Boutros Harb, NNA Director, Laure Saab, as well as head of Tannourine Festivals Head, Marline Harb.

In his delivered word, Minister Araiji said this new series of events promises to “enrich Lebanon’s summer days.”

“The festivals of Tannourine have a special place in my heart as they take place in the northern mountains of Lebanon, in the dear town of Tannourine,” the Minister said.

“Holding such events, in such an enchanting place in nature, shall only contribute to the growth of a balanced culture,” the Minister added, hoping that this event will elevate the artistic and intellectual level of said region and bolster local tourism by encouraging citizens to visit different Lebanese areas, and consequently kick start a vibrant local economy.

Touching on Municipal elections, Araiji voiced consent to the democratic course of this deadline.

“This only confirms the Lebanese people’s attachment to their right to practice democratic acts with a high spirit of responsibility,” he added.

In turn, Pharaon delivered a word in which he heaped praise on the efforts of Tannourine Festivals Head, Marline Harb.

“What she’s doing is distinguished work for Lebanon’s economic and cultural sectors as a whole, not only for Tannourine,” he said.

“Allow us to be optimistic today because an atmosphere of democracy prevails in Lebanon… in the most eloquent and sophisticated ways,” he added.

“We are way behind the trash crisis, and this promises a special tourism season ahead,” he added.

Source: National News Agency

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