NNA - The Lebanese Embassy in South Korea participated in the "Seoul 2018 Tourism and Cuisine Festival", organized by the Municipality of Seoul, in a Lebanese pavilion devoted to displaying Lebanese handicrafts and distributing flyers and tourist publications about Lebanon.
This year, 80 countries participated in the cultural festival, which aims to introduce international cuisine to the Korean community. The number of visitors was estimated at 150,000.
The Lebanese wing had a remarkable presence, with a Phoenician touch, which exhibited statues belonging to Phoenician sailors of various sizes, as well as paintings inscribed with the Phoenician alphabet, and statues of ships built by the Phoenicians.
The mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon and his wife visited the Lebanese pavilion and listened to the explanation of Lebanese Ambassador Antoine Azzam about the Phoenician civilization and the Lebanese presence in the world.
On the other hand, the Lebanese Embassy will participate in various activities during the month of September, with the aim of providing lessons in Lebanese cuisine offered by the Embassy chef to his Korean colleagues, introducing them to Lebanese products and food style.
These activities are part of the efforts exerted by the Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Ministry to market Lebanese products of olive oil, wine and foodstuff, under the initiative of Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, entitled "Tasty Lebanon".
====================== Roula el-Kik