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The mayor of Odesa met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lebanon

The mayor of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic to Ukraine, Ali Daher discussed the development of relations in the field of trade, tourism, culture and education. Photos

On October 19, 2018, the mayor of Odesa, Gennadiy Trukhanov, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lebanese Republic to Ukraine, Mr. Ali Daher. This meeting was continuation of the negotiations begun during the participation of Mr. Ambassador on Odesa City Day.


Ali Daher noted that in some aspects Lebanon resembles Odesa - a sunny country with access to the sea and developed tourist infrastructure, a country with a tolerant attitude to various religious denominations.


During the dialogue, the sides have discussed the intensification of relations between Odesa and Lebanon, including sister city relations with the city of Tripoli. There was a discussion of the development of relations in the field of trade, culture and tourism.


Education is also one of the promising areas of cooperation. Today in Ukraine about 1,700 students from Lebanon receive higher education, of which only 25 in Odesa. Mr. Ambassador noted the high quality of education, as well as the calm and friendly atmosphere in Odesa.

We love Odessa and respect the policy of the city government, aimed at the development of international cooperation. Lebanon is an ancient country, our history begins with the ancient Phoenicians. Our symbol is the Lebanese cedar. In order to consolidate our intentions to develop relations, we proposed to plant Lebanese cedars in Odessa. Specialists will select the place and time of tree planting, ”said Mr. Ali Daher.



 



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