independent Republic Since 1943, Lebanon is located at the meeting point
of the three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe). Over the centuries,
Lebanon has been at the crossroad of many civilizations whose traces may
still be seen today.
The Phoenicians who lived
in this land ( 1200BC) were the first pioneers to venture in the seas.
They exchanged science with nations, spread the alphabet from Byblos
with Cadmus, geometry from Tyre with Pythagoras. As good merchants they
introduced the market system of bargain trade. A few millenniums later,
Lebanese reinitiated the same process of migration.
millions of Lebanese descendants are established aboard, most of them are
successful scientist, prosperous business people, influential
politicians, creative artists and poets, excellent doctors, etc,
most importantly good citizens.
1975-1990 events in Lebanon are being rapidly overcome by the country's
will to rebuild and develop. Democratic life has returned. Parliament is
the only authority to sanction the government along with a free press.
TAIF accord (1989) has provided the Lebanese society with the
appropriate mechanism to resolve its problems and rebuild itself as an
integrated entry. It reaffirmed the democratic principles, and that the
source of power must be exercised through the constitutional
its location on the Mediterranean shore, coupled with the advantages of
its political, cultural and legal systems, Lebanon is ideally situated
for trade, investment and tourism. It has traditionally shared very
friendly ties with Australia.
current website handles not only the kind of information on the services
that an Embassy and its Consulates-General and Honorary Consulate could
provide but also about the Australian-Lebanese Community,
inter-community affairs, Lebanon, and the cordial relations between
Lebanon and Australia.
1st August 2007
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