The conference sought to discuss the role of emigrants in advancing development in Lebanon.The Daily Star/Hassan Shaaban
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Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Lebanese diaspora should play a bigger role in shaping the economy of Lebanon.The Parliament speaker said that Lebanon should also build schools with Lebanese curriculum in emigration countries.Lebanon should also work on building bridges with new generations of emigrants while highlighting the role of women in emigrant countries," he said. Berri said that Lebanese emigrants constitute Lebanon's main wealth today.Likewise, Mohammad Choucair, president of the Lebanese chamber of commerce, agriculture and industry, praised Gulf countries for their support to Lebanon while calling upon Lebanese officials to respect countries hosting Lebanese emigrants in a bid to protect these people's interests abroad.Jean Paul Bou Antoun, owner at Noura, a Lebanese chain of 15 restaurants located in Paris and London, said that he aims to spread the Lebanese cuisine all over the world.
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