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Statement by Secretary Pompeo On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the United States Department of State, I would like to wish all Muslims a blessed Eid al-Fitr.  This holiday marks the end of Ramadan and is a time for celebration across Muslim communities worldwide.  It is a culmination of a month of fasting, sharing meals with family and friends, donating to charitable ...
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House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Visit to Lebanon

May 26, 2019 Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HFAC), led a Congressional delegation visit to Lebanon on May 24-26. During the visit, the delegation met with President Aoun, Speaker Berri, President of the Council of Ministers Hariri, Foreign Minister Bassil, Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces General Joseph ...
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A A/S of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Satterfield, Visits Lebanon

Acting Assistant Secretary of State (AA/S) for Near Eastern Affairs, David Satterfield, visited Lebanon on May 14 -16 where he met President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, and other officials.  AA/S Satterfield also visited the Maronite Patriarchy at Bkerki where he expressed, in the name of Secretary ...
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Condolences on the Passing of His Beatitude Cardinal Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson May 15, 2019 On behalf of Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and the American people, we were saddened by the news of the passing of His Beatitude Cardinal Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir. He was a courageous leader against tyranny and oppression and a champion for the idea ...
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