Pharaon inaugurates “Live Achrafieh” Festival: Airport road safe with Army’s efforts

Machnouk: No other Arab, Middle Eastern or European city witnesses 32 musical, art festivals

NNA – Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon launched on Saturday the “Live Achrafieh” Festival, in presence of Interior and Municipalities Minister Nuhad el-Machnouk and various prominent dignitaries, in a press conference held at “Chase” Cafe in Sassine Square in Achrafieh.

“Tourists’ requirements and various needs are available in Lebanon, both at the public and private sector levels,” said Pharaon, adding that “”the road to the airport is safe thanks to the Lebanese army’s efforts, in addition to a marked improvement at the airport.”

He added: “All of us together, government, community and security forces, wish to see intensive movement at the airport this summer, starting July 1st, amidst an improved security situation in the country.”

Pharaon urged all media to portray the joyful atmosphere in Lebanon this summertime, keeping pace with the extended invitations to tourists to visit.

In turn, Minister Machnouk considered that “probably no other European or Arab or Middle Eastern city is witnessing 32 musical festivals catering to a variety of arts as the ones featured in Beirut and all Lebanese regions.”

He reassured all Lebanese and Arab brethrens that the security situation in Lebanon is under control and that all facilities are available to ensure a smooth arrival to tourists at the airport and a lovely stay in any Lebanese region.

Machnouk encouraged tourists and expatriates to come and enjoy the joyful, lively ambience of Lebanon this summertime.

Source: National News Agency

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