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Minister Fady Abboud, Lebanese Minister of Tourism
Cleveland City Club
May 25,2012

Minister Fady Abboud, the Lebanese Minister of Tourism, spoke at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday May 25, 2012.

A gift to the City Club of Cleveland from Minister Abboud and Lebanon

A gift to the City Club of Cleveland from Minister Abboud and Lebanon


After his speech, Minister Abboud answered questions from the audience. He was asked about Hezbollah.




Father Naim Khalil Pastor of St Elias Melkite Church in Brooklyn, Ohio and Minister Fady Abboud

Father Naim Khalil Pastor of St Elias Melkite Church in Brooklyn, OH
and Minister Fady Abboud



Minister Fady Abboud answered a question about promoting Lebanese tourism in the US. He said he is working to change the perception of Lebanon away from bombs.




Pierre Bejjani and Minister Fady Abboud

Pierre Bejjani and Minister Fady Abboud


When asked about safety when traveling to Lebanon he said to think of Lebanon as a 'crazy girlfriend.'




Everyone was eager to hear Minister Abboud's opinion on Syria.




Mary Rose Oakar and and Minister Fady Abboud

Mary Rose Oakar and and Minister Fady Abboud


Cleveland City Council's Mamie Mitchell asked Minister Fady Abboud about Beirut being the Paris of the Mideast.

Cleveland Council's Zack Reed and Mamie Mitchell with Minister Fady Abboud

Cleveland Council's Zack Reed and Mamie Mitchell
with Minister Fady Abboud






Minister Fady Abboud with CCWA's Rich Crepage

Minister Fady Abboud with CCWA's Rich Crepage

What can Lebanese-Americans do to help? 'Visit Lebanon and bring your American friends' said Lebanese Minister of Tourism Fady Abboud at the City Club of Cleveland. He praised the Byblos International Music Festival in particular.




Fares Fawaz  and Lebanese Minister of Tourism Fady Abboud

Fares Fawaz and Lebanese Minister of Tourism Fady Abboud


Enjoy these other images from Lebanese Minister of Tourism Fady Abboud at the City Club of Cleveland.

Bassam Khawam

Bassam Khawam


Fady Chamoun, ..., Larry Shibley and Louis Achkar

Fady Chamoun, ..., Larry Shibley and Louis Achkar


Fatina Salaheddine, Minister Fady Abboud and

Fatina Salaheddine, Minister Fady Abboud and


Mary Rose Oakar and  Father Naim Khalil

Mary Rose Oakar and Father Naim Khalil


Minister Fady Abboud and Dan Hanson

Minister Fady Abboud and Dan Hanson


Pierre Bejjani, Bassam Khawam and Minister Abboud

Pierre Bejjani, Bassam Khawam and Minister Abboud


Minister Fady Abboud and ladies

Minister Fady Abboud and ladies


Zack Reed, Pierre Bejjani, Abby Mina, Fr. Naim Khalil  and Tony Abdulkarim

Zack Reed, Pierre Bejjani, Abby Mina,
Fr. Naim Khalil and Tony Abdulkarim


City Club attendees


Minister Fady Abboud and


Pierre Bejjani, Fares Fawaz and Tony Abdulkarim

Pierre Bejjani, Fares Fawaz, ... and Tony Abdulkarim


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