We, Lebanese Expatriates


Lebanese Living abroadNo 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)

For many Lebanese livingabroad, it is the distant echoes of their laughs that bring them back every summer.


3 Responses to “We, Lebanese Expatriates”

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  2. 2 Alexandra Karasavva

    Hi all! I have done some research on your organization and believe we have a lot of similar goals and interest. I wanted to talk to you about a project I am working on called YALLA! (Youth Action Liaisons of Lebanon and America). I am an NYU alum and the founder of this organization, which leads American students to Lebanon to engage in dialogue and community service.

    I believe this organization would be of great interest to your members and was wondering if it would be possible to meet or talk with someone for your team to discuss our project and any possible ways we might be able to support each other. Please let me know if this is possible!


    PS-we are having a benefit dinner on April 16th-if you know anyone who might like to come please let me know.

  3. 3 Tarik

    I hope that the new waves of 21st Century technology, easy transportation, and the high leavel of expertise that we have, will combine to help make our Lebanon the Lebanon of our Dreams. Living in Europ and America has shown me that the Lebanese are capable of being the best at anything we put our minds to. We just need to put our minds on the a vision that can transcend Geo-politics. – Inshalla-

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