Visit of Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea

Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea arrived in Lebanon today for a two-day visit, which will include meetings with a broad range of Lebanese officials.   During his visit, Assistant Secretary Billingslea will highlight the strong U.S. Lebanon partnership and the U.S. government’s overall confidence in the Lebanese financial sector.  In meetings with government and banking officials, ...
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Welcome Reception Aboard the USS Ramage naval destroyer

Good evening everyone.   Dear Ministers, Members of Parliament, Military officers, colleagues from the diplomatic community, business leaders, students, and friends – thank you for being with us. And thank you to Captain Benfield for the warm welcome and for hosting us aboard this impressive vessel. We’re also glad to have Vice Admiral Malloy back in ...
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Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern Affairs Visits Lebanon

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State of Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker met Prime Minister Saad Hariri at Grand Serail on September 9, 2019.  In the meeting, Assistant Secretary Schenker reaffirmed the importance of preserving Lebanon’s security, stability, and sovereignty. The Assistant Secretary is conducting a regional tour, including stops in Lebanon, Iraq, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, ...
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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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Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Levant Joel Rayburn Visits Lebanon

On October 25, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Levant Joel Rayburn concluded his visit to Lebanon where he met with Lebanese government officials, in addition to UN officials and business leaders. In his meetings, Deputy Assistant Secretary Rayburn reiterated the U.S. government’s commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Lebanon.  
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil

Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Deputy Secretary Sullivan met today in Washington, D.C., with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, on the sidelines of the International Religious Freedom Ministerial. They discussed Lebanon’s ongoing government formation process and the U.S. government’s strong concerns over the role of Hizballah ...
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The United States Delivers Four A-29 Super Tucano Aircrafts to the LAF

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard spoke on Tuesday June 12 at the Hamat Air Base on the occasion of the delivery of four A-29 Super Tucano aircrafts to the Lebanese Armed Forces. Good afternoon.  General Aoun, Major General Shreim, General Haykal, our brothers and sisters in the LAF and the air force and dear guests. It is ...
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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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CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel Visits Lebanon

On April 20, 2018, the Commander of United States Central Command General Joseph Votel met with President Michel Aoun, President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri, and Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces General Joseph Aoun, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard. In his meetings, General Votel reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to ...
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Secretary Tillerson Participation in ISG on Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will participate in the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon ministerial on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Paris, France. The Secretary’s participation in the ISG demonstrates the United States’ strong support for the sovereignty, stability, and independence of the Republic of Lebanon and of its political institutions. Secretary Tillerson ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Meets Army Commander General Joseph Aoun

Today, Ambassador Elizabeth Richard, accompanied by Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Affairs Ms. Heidi Grant, met with LAF Commander Joseph Aoun to announce the U.S. Government’s reimbursement of $42.9 million for LAF Border Operations. The following are her remarks at the meeting: “Thank you General Aoun and thank you everybody for being ...
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Lebanon Country Commercial Guide 2017

Doing Business in Lebanon Market Overview Lebanon was the 72nd largest market for U.S. exports in 2016, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics.  The Lebanese Customs Authority reported that Lebanon’s total imports in 2016 reached USD 18.705 billion, of which USD 1.184 billion came from the United States. In 2016, the United States ranked ...
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