Lebanon – Visit by Matthias Fekl (September 28-29, 2016)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, visited Beirut from September 28 to 29.

During this visit, he inaugurated, alongside the chairman of the Mission Laïque Française, the renovated premises of the Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais in Beirut. For more than a century, this prestigious institution has been a symbol of the importance attached to the teaching of the French language in Beirut and to its appeal. 3,500 students are currently enrolled in the school from kindergarten to 12th grade.

On this occasion, the minister of state also met with French and Lebanese economic decision-makers at the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires. Since its establishment, thanks to very close French-Lebanese cooperation, this school has become the higher education institution of choice throughout the region for business and economic training courses.