On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, and in an effort to strengthen the bridge of communication and dialogue, the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO organized in collaboration with Azm Cultural Center (Beit el-Fann) a cultural event entitled “Baakline Day in Tripoli”.
After a visit to the souks of Tripoli, the mosques and churches with Dr. Said Wali, lunch at the restaurant of the silver shore, and a visit to the streets of the seaport with Dr. Jean Touma, a cultural evening took place at Beit el-Fann in the presence of academic personalities and university students. In her opening speech, Dr. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour highlighted the fact that this event was organized on the occasion of the international day of Peace and Eid Al-Adha, stressing that poetry is a literary art most capable of strengthening the feeling of national belonging, and consolidate the values of mutual understanding, peace and reconciliation between man and his social and natural environment. The evening was animated by Dr. Khaled Tadmori, with the participation of Dr. Hachem Al-Ayoubi, Dr. Hadi Eid, Dr. Chawki Hamdan, followed by poems reading by Mr. Fawzi Alameddine from the Forum of Poetry in Baakline, and Mr. Saadeddine Chalak and Mr. Abdel Karim Chneineh from the Forum of Poetry in Tripoli. Students from the Faculty of Letters read a selection of poems by Fayhaa Poet Saba Zreik.