On the Picture Ms. Abir Ali Chargé d’Affairs of Lebanon with H. E. Nassima Baghli, Ambassador of Algeria.
By Roy Lie A Tjam.
With a reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon celebrated the country’s 71st Independence Day, many came to present their felicitations to charming Ms. Abir Ali, Chargé d’ affaires a.i and to join in the festivity.
The ancient country of Lebanon with its modern cosmopolitan capital city of Beirut is a true beacon in the region. Despite the current Syrian refugee crisis which is causing strain on the Lebanon’s political and socio-economic system, the country is looking to the future unfazed – a very resilient people indeed. The Lebanese people in a way resemble the pleasant scent- and robustness of the Cedarus Libani – cedar tree.
Lebanon and the Netherlands enjoy excellent relations and the Netherlands is supporting Lebanon to deal with the Syrian refugees crisis that put a lot of pressure on its political and socio-economic system due to the more than 1.3 million Syrian refugees that Lebanon is hosting.
“Lebannon is more than a country, it is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism”, words of H.H. Pope John Paul II in describing Lebanon. Last Tuesday was a day of celebration, and that is what has happened. Joyeuse fete nationale Lebanon!