Ambassador Richard Celebrates Achievements under the USAID-funded $46 million Agribusiness and Rural Development Project

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard celebrated the successes and achievements of the $46 million agribusiness and rural development project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Held in the presence of 300 officials, partners, beneficiaries, and stakeholders, the event showcased the Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project’s achievements in the agro food ...
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DCM Edward White Speech at Inauguration of the Pumping Station

Ghazzeh, Beqaa November 9, 2018   Good Morning Director General (Rizk) Rizk, Qaim Maqam of West Beqaa and Rashaia (Wissam Nassabayh), Mayor (Mahmoud) Majzoub, distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to be here with you today to inaugurate this new pumping station, which will provide safe, reliable water to the residents of Ghazzeh. ...
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New Apple Sorting Facility in the district of Bcharreh with Funding from USAID

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard participated in the inauguration of a new apple sorting and packing facility in Beit Mounzer, North Lebanon.  The first of its kind in Lebanon, the ‘Cedrine’ facility was completed with the support of the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project, in partnership ...
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OPIC Corporation Supports Private Investment in Lebanon

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) officials visited Lebanon October 2-3 to promote U.S. investment in the region and meet with business partners.  Since 1981, OPIC has supported private investment in Lebanon with loans, guaranties, and political risk insurance.  Over its history, OPIC has committed $362 million to activities in Lebanon and currently has an active ...
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11th International Conference of Arab Beekeepers Union and 10th Conference, Beekeeping Federation of Mediterranean Countries

Following are remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Edward White, at the opening ceremony of the 11th International Conference of Arab Beekeepers Union, and the 10th Conference of the Beekeeping Federation of Mediterranean Countries. Good morning, General Roukoz, distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I am delighted to be here with you today to celebrate the opening ...
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The National Conference: Study on “Women’s Participation in Public Life”

The National Conference to Present the Study on“Women’s Participation in Public Life,” a Project on “Encouraging Marginalized Voices in the Lebanese Political Process” Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel, Beirut July 26, 2018 Thank you very much and good Morning everyone.  Your Excellency, Minister Jean Ogassabian, State Minister for Women’s Affairs, Members of the Parliament and their representatives, ...
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U.S. Senator Cory Booker Leads Congressional Delegation in Visit to Lebanon

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) led a Congressional delegation that concluded a one-day visit to Lebanon on Monday.  The delegation’s meetings with Prime Minister Hariri, Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun, and UNIFIL Deputy Head of Mission Imran Riza focused on security cooperation between the United States and Lebanon.  The delegation also visited the ...
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USAID Counselor Thomas Staal Visits USAID Projects in Lebanon

On March 1 and 2, 2018, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal visited Lebanon.  Formerly a Mission Director at USAID/Lebanon and now senior USAID official, Staal visited projects in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, where he met beneficiaries and saw first-hand the impact of $345 million of assistance provided by USAID/Lebanon since 2015. Staal and Acting ...
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Ambassador Richard Visits USAID Projects in North Lebanon

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited two USAID-funded projects in North Lebanon on October 24 to see first-hand how USAID is helping Lebanese communities create jobs and deliver services for their residents. She visited olive orchards in Bchannine to see how farmers are using mechanical olive harvesters introduced by the USAID-funded Lebanon Industry Value Chain Initiative (LIVCD) ...
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Ambassador Richard Celebrates USAID/OTI Civil Society Partners

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard joined more than 300 guests on July 13th to celebrate the important work of USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives’ (OTI) civil society partners in Lebanon over its 10-year program. The OTI program was initiated in 2007 to help Lebanon cope with emerging threats to its stability, and is successfully closing as scheduled ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks “Tribute to a Decade of Activism: Partnering for a Brighter Future” for the USAID/OTI Final Event

Hi everyone, I am so delighted to see all of you here.  I just am overwhelmed by the number of people that are here and how far you came. And I’m just very happy to see you and I hope everyone has a great time, tonight.  To our Governorate and municipal authorities; Officers from the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Marjeyoun and Discusses Humanitarian and Development Issues

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard traveled today to Marjeyoun District.  In Marj El Khoukh, Ambassador Richard inaugurated a water pumping station that serves more than 61,000 individuals living in Marj El Khoukh and surrounding areas, including over 4,200 Syrian refugees.  The station is part of a water project funded by the United States.  Representatives ...
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Ambassador Richard Inaugurates Rehabilitation of Souk Marash

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard today celebrated the inauguration of the project to rehabilitate the Souk Marash in Bourj Hammoud, emphasizing U.S. commitment to communities most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. U.S. funding for the rehabilitation and restoration of Souk Marash will help enhance economic activity and livelihood, boost municipal services, and revive one of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard Visits Tripoli, Lebanon

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited Tripoli on September 18 to participate in a graduation ceremony for 450 participants of the Teaching Women English (TWE) program.  The TWE program provides women in rural areas with the opportunity to learn English and become active citizens in their communities, promoting the values of tolerance, moderation, and economic opportunity.  ...
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