(MENAFN) Lebanon's Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Gibran Bassil emphasized the need for Lebanon "to have the will to survive and the decision to build," NNA reported Sunday.
Bassil's words came in his delivered speech during the dinner banquet hosted by Lebanon's Ambassador to France, Rami Adwan, at the Westin Paris - Vendome Hotel at the end of the Lebanese Diaspora Energy Conference held in the French capital.
"Despite the difficult conditions that accompanied the conference, culture turns out to be the real source of power in Lebanon," said Bassil.
"I hope that our new meeting on May 10th, 11th and 12th will pave the way for more deliberations and discussions in order to strengthen our solidarity," he added.
"Your participation in the forthcoming elections will be an expression of your desire to return to Lebanon and practice your citizenship right, which will allow you to be more engaged in everything related to Lebanon," Bassil concluded.