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Set up of an Indian Pavilion at the Art of Living Trade Exhibition, Forum de Beyrouth, Beirut

Lebanon, Ministry of External Affairs

November 30, 2022 to December 04, 2022

The embassy of India, in Beirut, set up an Indian Pavilion at the Art of Living Trade Exhibition at Forum de Beyrouth, Beirut. The Exhibition lasted from November 30, 2022, to December 4, 2022. This used to be a yearly exhibition with a focus on home design, furniture, decorations, carpets, home equipment, hand-loom items, handicrafts, toys, tea, coffee, spices, etc. However, due to economic crises and Covid-19, the exhibition did not take place after 2018. This was also the first of any trade exhibitions organized by Lebanon in the past 3 years. The Embassy Pavilion displayed catalogs of a number of Indian companies, including a number of catalogs received from the FIEO. Coffee Board sent their samples which were displayed and distributed at the Pavilion. Dubai Tourism also sent publicity material on Incredible India. The Mission also printed and displayed a number of banners and flyers, particularly on Millet, ODOP items from UP, MP and Himachal Pradesh, Trade Portal of India, Business Portal of India, India’s Presidency of the G-20, etc. Ambassador Dr. Suhel Khan joined Lebanese Minister of Tourism, H.E. Walid Nassar & other dignitaries at the opening of the Exhibition on November 30, 2022. Later, Ambassador also welcomed the Minister at the Indian Embassy Pavilion. A number of business personalities and visitors visited our Pavilion during the Exhibition and showed interest in various aspects of India, including enhancing business with India, tourism and Yoga.