Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Morabito, right, and Minister Alain Hakim attend a conference at the Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Lebanese government officials and the Italian Embassy called Tuesday for food industry experts to participate in the 2015 World Expo in Milan, where Lebanon will highlight its local food.Hakim said a group of experts from the Economy Ministry were working to assure a positive outcome for Lebanese food and drink products represented at the huge expo.He said a committee comprising public and private institutions would be formed in order to secure Lebanon's successful participation in the event and ensure the companies' full use of the available opportunities and resources.He also added that Lebanon's involvement in the expo would include artistic performances aimed at attracting visitors to the Lebanese booth and increasing the visibility of its products. Expo Milano opens May 1, 2015, and will continue for six months under a theme of sustainable food production.Expo Milano is expected to draw millions of visitors to the northern Italian city over six months, and it is hoped that Lebanon's presence will offer an essential platform for promoting local culture and tourism.
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