A handover ceremony took place this Friday at the Ministry of Culture between former Minister Muhammad Daoud Daoud, and newly-appointed Minister of Culture and Agriculture, Abbas Mortada.

In a word on the occasion, Daoud wished success to his successor, especially at this delicate stage.

"Since day one, we set the principle of transparency in all dealings, which allowed us to make some achievements, despite the difficult circumstances that we faced," he said.

In turn, Minister Mortada said "it is no secret that Lebanon is the crossroads of civilizations, the link between the East and the West, and this is its true cultural image."

"Cooperation will be continuous with Minister Daoud, as fruitful and successful work is the result of unyielding cooperation. (...) Continuity is key; everything we do is at the service of our country and society. Working hand-in-hand is also paramount to achieving the best results," he asserted.

Source: National News Agency