A Warm Welcome
The new Ambassador of Lebanon Rami Mortada made sure his very first national day in London was one for the ages with amazing cuisine, fine wine, music and traditional dancing late into the night in a marquee set up at the back of his residence. The Ambassador’s wife Gamal led the festivities, hitting the dance floor to show off her dabke skills, while guests enjoyed plates creaking under treats like pita bread, spring rolls and macaroons.
In his speech, the Ambassador stressed the importance of close cooperation between Lebanon and the United Kingdom. “The UK has been a long-standing friend and partner for Lebanon,” he said, welcoming guests to the national day. “And we look forward, during my mission here, to enhance and consolidate this partnership.”
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