| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Hajj Hassan lights a candle in miraculous “Church of Our Lady” in Ras Baalbek: What we need today is a minimum level of political tranquility

Minister of Agriculture, Abbas Hajj Hassan, toured Sunday the towns of Arsal, Ras Baalbek and Al-Qaa, in the northern Bekaa region, where he held a series of developmental meetings with farmers, mayors and dignitaries.

In Ras Baalbak, Hajj Hassan lit a candle in the miraculous “Church of Our Lady” after a meeting with the town’s officials in the church hall, highlighting the dire need for calmness and serenity in the country.

“What we need today is a minimum level of political calm that will be reflected in agriculture and industry, for none of us can eliminate the other….We have to open a new page hand in hand, and God is the Grantor of success,” he said.

Praising the efforts and hardworking citizens of Ras Baalbek, Hajj Hassan considered that the region symbolizes a “grandiose city that needs agricultural, economic, and tourism growth in various fields,” pledging to work on boosting its agricultural initiatives and projects among his priorities.

Hajj Hassan then visited Arsal, where he was received by Deputy Bakr Al-Hujairi and the town’s officials, with whom he reviewed the town’s agricultural needs.

He then headed to the town of Al-Qaa, where he was presented with a “shield of appreciation” for his work by Al-Qaa Parish Priest, Father Elian Nasrallah.

Hajj Hassan’s last stop over in his Bekaa tour was in Hermel.

  • NNA