NNA – The activities of the 64th "Beirut Arab International Book Fair", which bears the slogan "I read - Beirut time", kicked off at the Seaside Arena Hall in Beirut’s new waterfront area in its first and second days.
Several seminars were held with visible movement of visitors of all ages roaming the various sections of the exhibition, and around twenty book signing activities.
The Arab Cultural Club organized a forum entitled "Lebanese Heritage and its Role in Enhancing National Immunity", moderated by Lebanese Poet Henry Zgheib, during which Dr. Antoine Massara and Mr. Suhail Mneimneh spoke in the presence of a crowd of interested figures, led by former PM Fouad Siniora.
The delivered words highlighted the need to preserve heritage and safeguard its transmission between generations, particularly in terms of its significant role in enhancing national immunity. In this context, conferees referred to the launching of the “National Day of Beirut Heritage” on November 26th of each year.
In a brief word, Siniora expressed his pride in being the son of the Arab Cultural Club, adding, "Beirut deserves this effort from us, because Beirut is the essence of the homeland and in it lies the salvation of the homeland."
Another activity held today was a forum by “Dar Al-Mashreq” to discuss the book entitled: “The Humanization of the Homelands” by Professor Fadi Daou, moderated by Dr. Nayla Tabbara, with MP Mark Daou, former MP Mustafa Alloush and Dr. Wajih Kanso attending.
The delivered words touched on understanding humanism and its contribution to facilitating coexistence between different groups, particularly the notion of a nation, a homeland and social contract, and the preservation of the rights of minorities and integrated efforts devoted to citizenship and safeguarding humanity.