Minister of Information, Ziad Al-Makari, considered that seeing Lebanon’s expatriates back in their homeland and ensuring the return of the displaced Syrians to their country with dignity and humanity are the headlines of the next battle.
‘We all know that the country is not in good condition and this affects all ministries, departments and the state as a whole, but we are trying with our available means to reflect a beautiful image of our country through the presence of rich Lebanese capabilities despite the immigration of our children on the one hand and the impact of displacement on our land on the other hand,” Makari said.
Therefore, he stressed that the next battle in Lebanon should be to work on having the homeland’s sons back in their mother country and ensuring the return of the displaced to their state with dignity and humanity.
“The current stage is very difficult and delicate as we await several successive entitlements…and Lebanon is open to all possibilities,” he added, stressing that “we have to be believers, with all our affiliations, that we are able to get our country out of this ordeal.”
Al-Makari considered that each has a role to play to achieve this goal of saving Lebanon from the clutches of collapse, particularly those working in the media sector.
The Minister’s words came during a luncheon banquet held in his honor by the founder of the “Batroun Times” Website, Stephan Assal, in presence of various media professionals and prominent figures.
Al-Makari expressed his great fondness for the region of Batroun, recalling his old times as a student working on a university project about the city. “Perhaps my choice fell on the city of Batroun at that time as the subject of my project because I had a vision of the most beautiful Lebanon as we desire it to be…an environmental Lebanon and a Lebanon of coexistence and openness,” he said.
He hailed the people of Batroun for their devotion to their city and their continuous strive to render it in its current attractive image as a touristic and cultural landmark, “thanks to its sons who belong to their homeland and city alone, far from sectarianism, politics and narrow sensitivities,” he said.
Source: National News Agency – Lebanon