Guidanian, Lebanese Minister Apologises to Egypt

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Lebanon’s tourism minister, Avedis Guidanian, apologised on Monday to Egypt his recent statements to the country’s Daily Star, criticising Egypt’s cleanliness and living conditions.

“Look at Egypt – is there a place dirtier than it? People are louder than us, there is more traffic than here – people live in graves,” he had reportedly told Lebanon’s Daily Star.

During his interview, Guidanian criticised the Lebanese media, which he said: “were harming his country’s image and hindering tourism.”

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“My statements to the Daily Star were misinterpreted,” the minister stressed, reiterating: “I apologise to the Egyptian presidency, government, and people.”

The minister was also reported to have visited the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon yesterday. Middleeast monitor


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