President Michel Aoun on Wednesday maintained that the Francophonie is deep-rooted in Lebanon, expecting a promising future ahead of it, especially with the imminent inauguration of the Francophonie's Middle East office in Lebanon.
"The Francophonie is entrenched in Lebanon for centuries and it is still ingrained in our present time; it shall continue with a promising future ahead," Aoun said.
"In 2020, Lebanon will witness the inauguration of the Middle East of the International Organization of La Francophonie," he indicated.
Lauding the acceptance of others, Aoun stressed that Lebanon's pluralist society constituted the best platform to learn how to coexist.
The President's remarks came during a reception ceremony he hosted at Baabda palace upon the International Francophonie Day, with the participation of the Ambassadors of the Francophonie Organization's states.
Separately, Aoun met with a delegation of the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, accompanied by a media delegation represented by the World Christian Press, in the presence of Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian and the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon Joseph Spiteri.
Source: National News Agency