The Brazilian-Lebanese actor Juliano Laham has recently visited Lebanon for the first time in 12-years and he was welcomed by the President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, along with his family members at the presidential palace.
During his visit, Juliano Laham informed President Aoun of his intention to return to Lebanon every year and encourage Lebanese in Brazil to return to their country of origin.
He also briefed him on the project he is currently preparing, which will be screened at international festivals and cinemas in Brazil with a Brazilian-Lebanese joint production.
Laham explained that it will be filmed in the Lebanese regions to present a civilized image of Lebanon in order to show the world the reality of this country, being a diverse and different tourist and cultural country, and to remove the stereotype about it.
From his side President Aoun praised Laham's achievements and the young expatriate energies like him, and their ability to convey the true image of Lebanon to the world, wishing him success in his film.
Hoje eu encerro a minha viagem ao Líbano. Estou MUITO feliz de poder reencontrar a minha família após 12 anos e ter o previlégio de ser recepcionado pelo presidente Michel Aoun. Espero voltar em breve! 🇱🇧| 🇧🇷— Juliano Laham (@julianolaham) September 5, 2019
Obrigado Deus! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/tIv9Stdz4F
After his visit, Lahham tweeted his photo with president Aoun, saying: " Today I close my trip to Lebanon. I am VERY happy to be able to meet my family after 12 years and have the privilege of being welcomed by President Michel Aoun. Hope to be back soon! 🇱🇧 | 🇧🇷
Son to a Lebanese father, Juliano Laham, a 26-year-old Brazilian actor, was born in Brazil and has lived in Lebanon, London, and Qatar. In 2007, he made his first return to Lebanon to visit his home country.
A model and an actor, Laham was a participant in the reality-tv show of Big Brother Brasil in 2016. He is known for his role in Malhação: Pro dia nascer feliz (Young Hearts; 2016-2017) and in Orgulho e Paixão (Pride and Passion; 2018), a romantic drama and comedy set in the early 20th century.
In his TV appearance with Encontro com Fátima Bernardes talk-show, Laham says that, due to his Lebanese origin, he has to learn French, Arabic, and English, "...and then Portuguese which is very difficult."
However, he says being now fluent in both Portuguese and Arabic, and claims having no permanent residence due to his love for traveling and his nomadic lifestyle.