September 1, 2021
For Immediate Release
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) led a Congressional delegation visit to Lebanon, including Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA). The delegation met with President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati, Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun, and other political and civil society representatives. The delegation’s meetings focused on the latest political and economic developments, security cooperation between the United States and Lebanon, U.S. humanitarian assistance, and the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. The delegation also visited a bakery in Karantina, rebuilt with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).