On 23 April 2012 Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mr. Youssef Jabre had at the office of the Embassy a meeting with a Lebanese businessmen delegation and discuss with them ways of expanding commercial cooperation between Lebanon and Poland.
The delegation was composed of Mr. Charles Arbid, the president of the Lebanese Association for Licenses of Excellence and Mr. Shafik Thabit, the chairman of Board of “Soumeriyya” TV.
The participants of the meeting touched on the programme of the visit and focused on possibilities of investment in Poland considering that the Polish Authorities are currently making efforts to boost the economic relations with the Arab World and seek investment possibilities in Arab countries. They also talked over character and level of the bilateral relations between Lebanon and Poland in all the fields, particularly level of commercial cooperation.
It is worth to stress that the visit of the Lebanese delegation to Poland on 23-25 April 2012 was organized by the Polish Embassy in Beirut, which had prepared a very rich programme of meetings with various ministries officials.
On March 26, 2012 Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Lebanon Mr. Youssef Jabre visited with the embassy’s staff the exhibition “Lebanon – Photographs of Daria Pawęda” at Traffic Club in Warsaw organized by the Asia and Pacific Museum, and open from 20 March to 6 April 2012. Mr. Jabre met there with the author of the photographs as well as the organizer of the exhibition Mrs. Karolina Krzywicka to warmly thank them for introducing to the Polish audience the beautiful sights and unusual nature of Lebanon. During the conversation Mrs. Pawęda, who often travels around the world, told Mr. Jabre that she came back from Lebanon, delighted with its richness and cultural diversity.
This small exhibition, but worthy of great recognition because of its high artistic level is composed of color views of Beirut and other towns, photographs of famous Lebanese cedars, Christian and Muslim temples or architectural details.
On 20th of March 2012, Chargé d’Affaires a. i. of Lebanon Mr. Youssef Nouhad Jabre has received for a dinner at his residence about 80 persons from the Lebanese community in Warsaw.
The purpose of this meeting, opened with the Lebanese national anthem, was to update databases, discuss the possibility of establishing classes of Lebanese language and to found, above-all, an Association for the Lebanese living in Poland involved in cultural and philanthropic services.
In concluding his speech, Mr. Youssef Jabre encouraged the Lebanese people in Warsaw to gather evenly and offered the services of the Lebanese Embassy in Warsaw in the realization of the mentioned tasks.
Guests were invited during this evening to savour homemade specialties of their homeland prepared at the residence.
On Wednesday 11th January 2012 the Faculty of Oriental Studies in cooperation with the Diplomatic Missions accredited in Warsaw celebrated as in previous years the open gates for new students. This academic event took place in the prestigious venue Ball Hall in Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Families Palace at Warsaw University.
Honorable guests among whom the Embassy of Lebanon in Warsaw gave speeches about their countries aiming to encourage students for cultural exchanges and to broaden their horizons. Mr. Youssef Nouhad Jabre, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Lebanese Republic made a speech about the present situation in Lebanon, its tourism industry and the necessity to develop cultural and scientific relations between Poland and Lebanon.
The meeting was followed by a reception on which Diplomatic Missions introduced the students to the delight of palate of their national cuisine. The Embassy of Lebanon in Warsaw provided promotional materials and national refreshments thanks to the participation of the Lebanese restaurants “Le Cedre” and “Fenicja”.
This event was the occasion to engage students of Oriental Studies in Poland’s most important University in specific topics related to Lebanon and the Middle East.
27-28/09/2011 “Young and Rebellious” Lebanese Screenings of Social Movies in Cinema Muranów
Within the frame of the newly established school collaboration program for culture and education between Bednarska High School and the American Community School in Beirut, public non-commercial screenings are held during the project War and Peace – the Middle East today. Cultural diversity in the region and third countries. This event is co-funded by the Office of Education of the City of Warsaw, the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, Lebanese Embassy in Warsaw, cinema Muranów, 24 al. Ujazdowskie co-owners, Czech Airlines, and Le Cedre restaurant.
Laboratory of Democracy in the Middle East context “Become Cedar of Peace”
Friday, 20.05.2011 – Concert in the club „Hybrydy”
Saturday, 21.05.2011 – Concert in Legionowo at Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Sunday, 22.05.2011 – Lebanese evening, concert and dinner in Szembeka
Monday, 23.05.2011 – Concert at University of Toruń
Tuesday, 24.05.2011 – Polish-Lebanese Evening at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University.
This event is a contribution to the program of education for Peace and Coexistence of Different Cultures and Religions. It aims to commemorate the artistic work of Hanna Ordonówna, who spent many years of her life in Lebanon during the Second World War, as well as to remind the important historical links between Lebanon and Poland.
The Lebanese community and friends of Lebanon in Poland met in the Palace of Wilanów to celebrate this historical day of 22 November 1943 commemorating the victory of freedom. Chargé d’Affaires a. i. of the Lebanese Republic in Poland Mr. Ara Khatchadourian and Mr. Paweł Jaskanis, director of the Palace of Wilanów organized a memorable event attended by over 200 guests from the diplomatic corps as well as major figures from the political, academic and cultural world.
The choir Cantores Minores of the Archdiocese of Warsaw opened the celebration with the Lebanese and Polish national anthems. The publishing house Nowy Horyzont presented a new publication of Khalil Gibran’s book The Prophet translated by Bogusława Koziorowska-Jurkievich, whose fragments were played by the famous Polish actor Jerzy Zelnik.
But the star of the evening was the wonderful Lebanese soprano Nadine Nassar, who gave a concert in three languages, captivating the audience with her voice and charm. The anniversary of Independence of Lebanon certainly reminded to the Lebanese living abroad the importance of gathering every year.
Exhibition in Warsaw Museum of Modern Art
Address: Warsaw, 4 Frascati Street.
Karol Schayer (1900-1971) is a Polish architect who lived in Lebanon during the Second World War. His professional activity has left its permanent mark on the architecture of Beirut and the main cities in Lebanon.
Conference about Karol Schayer
The opening of the exhibition is followed by a lecture given by Professor George Arbid from the American University of Beirut.
Time and place: 17/10/2010 at 4 p.m., address: Warsaw, 3 Pańska Street.
President of the Board of Warsaw Book Fair Ms. Aldona Zawadzka, President of the Board of Murator Expo Mr. Jacek Oryl and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Lebanese Republic H.E. Ambassador Michel Bitar co-hosted a Gala Concert crowning the Warsaw Book Fair in the Concert Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science.
The Lebanese Soprano Nadine Nassar performed works by Frederic Chopin to the accompaniment by Ms. Alina Hoffman. The second part of the concert was given by Włodzimierz Nahorny Sextet who also performed works by Frederic Chopin. The meeting included the award ceremony of the first stage of “Edycja Chopin 2010” competition.
National refreshments were provided from Lebanese restaurants „Le Cedre” and „Samira”.
Jolanta Szala, fashion designer invites to an extraordinary evening on art and fashion held on 7 March 2010 at 5 p.m. in the Copper Roofed Palace of the Royal Castle in Warsaw Old Town.
In the frame of the Museum Oriental Carpet collection a discussion will be led by the journalist Klaudia Carlos on qualities and values common for modern women regardless of cultural differences.
Among distinguished guests participating in the discussion are Agata Passent (writer), Dariusz Chyb (art historian), Anna Sobczak (turkolog) and Rana Gabi who represents the Middle East women. The program includes Jolanta Szala’s fashion show inspired by the Orient.