It has been less than 24 hours since the IIHF approved Lebanon's membership, and the messages of support from across the globe have been overwhelming, we thank you all for sending us these warm messages of support.
It started with a warm congratulatory note and meeting between IIHF president Mr. René Fesel and LIHF president Mr. Charles El-Mir
This was followed by a meeting between the LIHF president Mr. El-Mir and Hockey Canada's Mr. Michael Brind'Amour, Chairman and Mr. Tom Renney, CEO. Both expressed great support to the effort and extended congratulations to the LIHF.
Further, the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce wrote a great articles based on an interview they conducted with Mr. El-Mir and commemorating the historic event. In the article Mr. El-Mir summarized the main mission of the LIFH as follows:
“We are a statement of love and unity expressed by today’s Lebanese generation. Our mission is to offer an opportunity for our federation to spread internationally while encouraging their values such as the spirit of unity, sharing and love for our country,”
To read the full article published by the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, visit their facebook page
The LIHF also received several congratulatory messages from Lebanese government officials, IIHF officials and members, sponsors and fans, we thank you all for your support.