We, Lebanese Expatriates
No other topic touches this circle more than the subject of Lebanese Expatriates and their role for Lebanon; For one, a great majority of our readers are expats; All inner circle writers are expatriates themselves, and this blog and its’ members have tried to shed light on almost every major Lebanese expatriate movement, whether from France, the Gulf, Australia, Canada, USA, Africa and Brazil.
So, you can imagine ‘our’ emotions to the newly elected presidents inaugural speech of Michel Sleiman when he spoke on the rights of Lebanese Expatriates scattered throughout the world. President Sleiman referred to Lebanese Expats as ‘the second wing of Lebanon‘.
The second wing of Lebanon looks to us today, and hopes to see its homeland become greater. We recognize the rights of our expatriates, and move forward with procedures to enhance their adhesion, and use their abilities by employing them, so that they would not need to live outside their country,” said Sleiman.
Many have gone to being successful and content abroad and look at their homeland with much to ponder.
Here are quick and brief facts on the impact of Lebanese Expatriates to their homeland:
- Lebanese Expats account for an immense chunk of investments in Lebanon
- Boost influx of tourism in Lebanon
- Increase Real-Estate value in Lebanon, for all Lebanese.
- Increase Construction, more often than not, a misfortune.
- Broaden the Retail sector
- Import new ideas, methodologies, and expertise to Lebanon
- Lobby foreign governments (active in Lebanons’ independance 2005)
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