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Marwan Abboud

Marwan Abboud is Governor of Beirut

Beirut must be saved

Published On: September 14, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Marwan Abboud

BEIRUT – For millennia, Lebanon has been a meeting point for different cultures and peoples, and also a victim of regional power struggles that have stood in the way of lasting peace. Yet even through the country’s long civil war (1975-90), Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, managed to preserve its open culture. As a bastion of free media, creative literary forums, and renowned academic institutions, it is the pearl of the Middle East.