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Riachi during joint press conference with Guidanian: Inclusive plan in the offing to promote Lebanon as tourist center.

NNA - Information Minister, Melhem Riachi, on Tuesday highlighted the significant role of media in the advancement of Lebanon's tourism, disclosing that the Ministry shall devise in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry an all-inclusive media plan to promote Lebanon as a major tourist center in the Arab and Western world. Minister Riachi's fresh words came during a joint press conference with Tourism Minister, Avedis Guidanian, at the Information Ministry's public hall, attended by the Ministry's Director General Dr Hassan Falha, and the National News Agency (NNA) Director, Laure Sleiman Saab. Both Ministers underlined the paramount importance of media role in the advancement of tourism in Lebanon, urging media outlets to highlight the positive events in Lebanon and to objectively shed light on the negative distressing events, while simultaneously maintaining media liberties. "The press conference is related to the project put forward by Minister Guidanian, which underscores the importance of activating positive media," Riachi said, stressing the significance of positive productive media in attracting tourists to visit Lebanon. Riachi voiced support to Minister Guidanian's efforts in this regard, bringing to attention that the NNA was nominated the best Arab News Agency promoting tourism for the year 2017. He also pointed out that the NNA dedicates a special column in its website entitled "Know Lebanon" which sheds light on the Lebanese cities at the touristic level. Minister Guidanian, for his part, emphasized the crucial role of media in promoting tourism, calling on media outlets to shed light on the positive initiatives and events which reflect a positive image of Lebanon abroad. The Minister also voiced keenness on maintaining media liberties. =================== L.Y

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Date:Jan 23, 2018
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