Joe Khattar awarded an honorary shield by the Parramatta city council
(Translation of this article appears in Arabic section)
The Parramatta city council holds a celebration by raising the Lebanese flag next to the Australian flag in occasion of the seventieth anniversary of Independence.
The celebration included a variety of activities in addition to the distribution of shields on a number of successful figures including Joe Khattar the head of the Australian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce for his company "Dyldam".
The ceremony was attended by members of the Municipal Council, Deputy Mayor Paul Gerrard and Steve Issa , Miss expatriates Laila Yarak , Anwar Harb and James Wakim as well as businessmen and journalists .
During the ceremony, speeches were made to reflect the meaning of independence, sovereignty and freedom.
The deputy Mayor Paul Gerard gave a speech in which he expressed his gratitude to all attendees. Joe Wakim spoke about his new book.
The Management and staff of "Middle East Times International" congratulates Joe Khattar for receiving the honorary shield , wishing him continued progress and success.
MP Julie Owens and Miss Laila Yarak with Mr Joe Khattar