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CDA Jones Meets with Interior Minister Machnouk

Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard H. Jones met today with Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk as part of his meetings with various Ministries to reiterate the United States’ commitment to a strong partnership with the Lebanese people and ask about his ministry’s plans for organizing the municipal elections.  The U.S. government looks forward to this ...
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CDA Jones Celebrates the Launch of University Scholarship Program (USP) VII at Lebanese American University (LAU)

Media Notice For Immediate Release U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard H. Jones celebrated the launch of USAID University Scholarship Program (USP) VII at a reception this afternoon at the Lebanese American University (LAU).  The USP has provided merit-based scholarships for approximately 600 students to study at top American-style universities such as the American ...
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CENTCOM Commander General Austin Visits Lebanon

Media Notice For Immediate Release U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander General Lloyd J. Austin III visited Lebanon today and met with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Jean Kahwagi.  In his meeting, General Austin reiterated the confidence of the United States in the capabilities of the LAF, noting that just as the LAF continues to ...
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CDA Jones Celebrates Completion of MENTOR Project to Strengthen Civil Society

At a ceremony today at Saint Joseph University’s Science Campus, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) ad interim Ambassador Richard Jones celebrated the completion of the three and half -year Middle East-North Africa CSO Training and Organizational Development Response (MENTOR) project to support and develop the capacity of Lebanese civil society organizations (CSOs).  The MENTOR project is a ...
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CDA Jones Announces $37.5 Million Expansion of University Scholarship Program

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard Jones announced an additional $37.5 million to fund university education for public high school graduates from across Lebanon through the USAID University Scholarship Program (USP) at a reception this morning at the American University of Beirut (AUB).  The USP has provided merit-based scholarships for approximately 1,000 students to ...
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