Lebanon occupies a strategic location on the Eastern Mediterranean. Linking East to West and sea to hinterland, it has been a crossroads over the centuries.
The capital Beirut is intensely involved in the economic and cultural life of the region.
Its inherent assets include:
- A location as a maritime gateway and a new airport
- A liberal political and economic environment and a free press
- A well-grounded banking system and an emerging capital market
- Excellent educational and medical services, highly educated and trained human resources
- A cosmopolitan character, with English and French used in addition to Arabic
- An important archeological and cultural heritage and all-year round cultural and leisure events.