Batroun International Festivals Committee launched Sunday its program for the Summer of 2018 in a press conference held at the "Emigrants House" in Batroun, in presence of Foreign and Emigrants Minister Gebran Bassil and Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian and several prominent dignitaries.
In his word on the occasion, Minister Guidanian said, "The diversity and excellence that Batroun and every town and city in Lebanon offers is the most important...because the festival is the place where we share in portraying what is of value, significance and distinction."
Guidanian commended the Batroun Festivals and all other international festivals taking place in various parts of Lebanon, "a nation that enjoys profound elements of nature, civilization, history and culture...a nation in which we may find something special in every corner, knowing that there are numerous other countries that do not have 10% of our cultural treasures, heritage, religious, historical and tourism resources," he asserted.
In turn, Bassil deemed that today's gathering is a "new expression of the Batrounis' love for life and their desire to live in their city and nation the life they ought to live."
"Summertime this year carries all goodness, tourism, stability and prosperity, and this is our hope," he added.
"The Lebanese are thriving to confront all difficult and critical challenges, and are turning out victorious in the end, capable of preserving Lebanon, the nation of beauty and life," Bassil underscored.
He concluded by thanking the Tourism Minister for partaking in today's launching event and for his support and contribution to all tourism activities, especially such remarkable festivals of world standards taking place on Lebanese soil.
Source: National News Agency