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Ambassador Dorothy C. Shea Statement at the Grand Serail
January 14, 2022

I just met with His Excellency, the Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, and I was able to convey to him an official written communication from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that answered some of the concerns that the authorities had. They wanted to make sure that in pursuing the regional energy deals, that the United States has been helping to facilitate – and encourage – between Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan that there would be no concerns with U.S. sanctions’ legislation.

This letter that was delivered represents forward momentum, an important milestone as we continue to make progress to bring safer, cleaner, more reliable and more sustainable energy solutions to help address the energy crisis that the Lebanese people have been experiencing.

Thank you very much.