Lebanon’s tourism minister calls for better ties with Armenia

Lebanon’s Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon called Wednesday for more cooperation between Lebanese and Armenian tourism sectors because of the long-standing ties that exist between the two countries, the Daily Star reports.

“There is a need to reinforce the touristic relationship between the two countries because our people are friends, our states are friends and we are very close to each other,” he said in a statement released by his media office.

The tourism minister noted the importance of the Armenian diaspora in Lebanon which serves as an “integral part of the Lebanese population.”

According to Pharaon, Lebanon encourages its citizens to visit Armenia and participate in rehabilitating its tourism sector.

Pharaon’s comments were made during a joint workshop between Lebanon and Armenia’s tourism sectors.

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