Inauguration of the Honorary Consulate General of Montenegro in Lebanon
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Honorary Consulate General of Montenegro in Lebanon, a dinner was
held at Phoenicia Intercontinental, with the remarkable presence of political, juridical, religious, administrative, military
and social authorities. The Honorary Consul General of Montenegro in Lebanon, the renowned Lebanese businessman
Dr. Marwan Kebbe has warmly welcomed the high-ranking delegation who came straight from Montenegro to attend this special occasion. After exposing his future vision of the relations between the two countries and the ways of cooperation
on the economic, tourist, cultural and social levels, Dr. Kebbe invited all the guests to visit that country distinguished by
its nature and hospitality similar to Lebanon’s.
Dr. Claudia Abi Nader, who presented Montenegro, gave the floor to lawyer Walid Haddad who in his turn introduced
Dr. Kebbe in theses words: “Nothing equals the happiness I feel tonight to have the honor of speaking about a dear friend who is an example of a man who places the human factor as a priority in his life, and practices it in an innately diplomatic way, that was soon transformed into an effective diplomatic reality by being appointed Honorary Consul General of Montenegro”.
At the end, Mr. Zeljko Stamatovic, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs in Montenegro delivered a speech, in which he said
“I have the pleasure and the honor today to inaugurate the First Honorary Consulate General of Montenegro in your country and in the region”.
Mr. Stamatovic considered that “Multi-confessional and multi-cultural features of Lebanon and Montenegro represent durable qualities of our two countries and, as we believe, an excellent base for understanding and development of our relations in all areas of mutual interest, from investments, trade and tourism, to the areas of culture and exchange of information”.
While the screens projected a film about the nature of Montenegro and its touristic sites, the band “Rimah” presented a Lebanese dance followed by a Montenegrin one, and the famous violinist Alberto accompanied the cutting of the cake that carried the image of the Montenegrin flag, followed by a music presented by two Montenegrin musicians who came especially to attend the event. The ceremony ended with the singer Zeina Fares. The ambiance changed from formal to friendly, given the proximity of the two people.