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Paoli: There is hope for Lebanon

Paoli snaps the new graffiti on Sidon's walls on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: There is hope for Lebanon, France’s Ambassador to Lebanon Patrice Paoli said Tuesday during a graffiti competition organized by French cultural center in the southern city of Saida.

Eighty school students gathered at the event held in a market near the city’s central Nijmeh Square. Winners of the competition were given the chance to revive Saida’s walls with graffiti expressing happiness and hope.

Paoli reiterated the students’ positive message by talking about his own high hopes for Lebanon: “Generally, the situation in Lebanon is stable and there is hope.”

The French ambassador also said “the Lebanese can elect their own president,” urging lawmakers to elect someone to fill the post, which has been vacant since May 25, as soon as possible.





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