U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard today welcomed the formation of a new government in Lebanon.
“I want to personally congratulate Prime Minister Hariri and commend him on forming a government,” Ambassador Richard said. “We look forward to working with him and his government. The Lebanese people are facing many challenges, and they now have a government that can get to work to address these issues. The United States reiterates its commitment to the Lebanese people and institutions, as well as its support for building a secure, stable, and prosperous future. Lebanon will not be alone in dealing with the challenges ahead.”
The United States also pays tribute to the steadfast leadership of Prime Minister Tammam Salam throughout this difficult period of political impasse. We appreciated his commitment to strong American-Lebanese relations and look forward to his continued counsel in the years to come.