Smile Lebanon 50/50

The Embassy of Lebanon in Warsaw would like to inform that The Lebanese Ministry of Tourism has launched a 50-day shopping campaign of 50% discounts. It’s called the “Smile Lebanon 50/50” campaign, starting January 8 until February 28, 2013. Special packages have been prepared in coordination with Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines, hotels, restaurants, car rental companies and shopping centers.
For more information concerning this campaign and tourism in Lebanon, you can visit the following websites:
www.mot.gov.lb (Ministry of Tourism)
www.destinationlebanon.gov.lb
www.mea.com.lb

68th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

The Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon is a great opportunity to renew our nation’s dedication to the principles of liberty. On this occasion, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mrs. Suzan Mouzi gave a reception at Museum of John Paul II Collection, attended by officials of the Polish Parliament, Senate, Government, representatives of Diplomatic Missions accredited in Warsaw and the Lebanese community.

Mrs. Mouzi spoke about the continuous struggle to preserve human dignity throughout history and reminded the Lebanese of the importance of contributing to the progress and prosperity of host countries and their homeland, the Land of Cedars, hoping for more flourishing relations between Lebanon and Poland.

After the speech, Ms. Rana Gabi, speaker of the event, introduced Al Amal Group who performed the Lebanese “Dabke” folk dance. With beautiful songs of Fayrouz, the  national diva, in the background, guests were invited to savour Lebanese specialties prepared by the newly opened restaurant “Fenicja”.

68th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

68th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

65th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

On the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon, Ambassador of Lebanon H.E. Hikmat Aouad invited together with the Director of Wilanów Palace Mr. Paweł Jaskanis prominent Polish personalities, actors, politicians and journalists to a cultural evening in the context of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Gibran Khalil Gibran followed by a reception.

Among the guests were Mr. Bogdan Borusewicz – President of Polish Senat, Mr. Jerzy Andrzejewski – Senator, Ms. Małgorzata Manka-Szulik – President of the city of Zabrze, Polish actor Karol Strasburger and Polish TV presenter Mr. Jaroslaw Kret, Ambassadors accredited to Poland and diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland as well as the Lebanese community in Poland.

The famous Polish actor Mr. Andrzej Seweryn red excerpts from the newly published book “The Prorok” which is a translation to Polish of Gibran’s book “The Prophet” by the Polish writer Ms. Boguslawa Koziorowska- Jurkevich in cooperation with the Embassy of Lebanon in Warsaw.

The program also included a concert by the brilliant Polish singer Ms. Aneta Barcik who sang Lebanese songs for Fairouz .Another book “Life nearby the war” by father Kazimierz Gajowy, which describes the suffering of Lebanese people during the war against Lebanon in 2006, was launched during this cultural evening.
The Polish journalist Mr. Stanislaw Strasburger also presented his newly published book “Handlarz wspomnień albo bitwa poetów” and performed as a moderator for the evening which was broadcasted on Polsat TV and TVP.

65th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

65th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

Launching of the Book “The Prophet”

On the 6th of November 2008, the Ambassador of Lebanon Mr. Hikmat Aouad invited together with Le Cedre restaurant journalists and media representatives to a cultural evening to launch the new translation to the Polish of the book “The Prophet” by the Lebanese writer and philosopher Gibran Khalil Gibran. The evening was organized on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Khalil Gibran and 85th Anniversary of the first edition of his book “The Prophet”. The newest edition (Polish-English ) has been translated by Ms. Boguslava Yurkevich and published by Agencja Wydawnicza Nowy Horyzont.
In his speech H.E. Mr. Hikmat Aouad welcomed the participants and the guests and talked about the writings of Gibran and his life.
On the program of the evening were lectures on various topics connected with the Lebanese culture and literature. The speakers included Professor Elżbieta Rekłajtis from the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Mr. Tadeusz Strulak, former Polish ambassador to Lebanon, General Stanislaw Woźniak, former chief of the Polish Military Contingent in Lebanon and Ms. Monika Antkiewicz, journalist. Ms. Grażyna Skowron-Matkowska, a Polish singer, gave a recital of Edith Piaf’s and Hanka Ordonowna’s songs.

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