Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein Visits Lebanon

Amos J Hochstein, the Department of State Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, visited Lebanon this week to discuss Lebanese and regional energy issues with senior officials. Special Envoy Hochstein met with President of the Chamber of Deputies Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Tamam Salam, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian, former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, UN Special Representative to Lebanon Sigrid Kaag, and UNIFIL Commander Brigadier General Luciano Portolano.

In his meetings, Special Envoy Hochstein encouraged officials to take advantage of Lebanon’s potential to attract investment to successfully develop its hydrocarbon sector. Special Envoy Hochstein reaffirmed American support to Lebanon in its efforts to achieve economic growth and prosperity through transparent, sustainable development of its offshore energy prospects.