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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CDA White Welcomes New USP Scholars at LAU

Charge d’Affaires Edward White joined Lebanese American University (LAU) President Dr. Joseph Jabbra in welcoming 66 new scholarship recipients through the USAID-funded University Scholarship Program (USP).  Through USP, USAID supports talented Lebanese public school graduates with full four-year scholarships that include tuition fees, housing expenses, textbooks, and a monthly stipend.  As part of their program, ...
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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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United States Provides 100 School Buses to Lebanese Public Schools

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson today delivered 100 school buses provided by USAID to public schools in 24 districts nationwide in the presence of Minister of Education and Higher Education Marwan Hamade.  Starting academic year 2018-2019, this $4.6 million donation will provide access to ...
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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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CDA Edward White Speech at American Community School of Beirut (ACS) Solar Energy Celebration

Good morning, and thank you for inviting me to day to speak to you about renewable energy and the partnerships between the U.S. Embassy, ACS, and Lebanon.  I am happy to be here today on behalf of Ambassador Richard on this special occasion to celebrate your success in implementing solar technology. I want to say ...
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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 Elizabeth Richard Visits Tripoli

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited Tripoli on Wednesday, May 3 to discuss the major issues concerning the citizens of Lebanon’s second largest city and to convey a message of strong U.S. support for efforts of these citizens to improve conditions for the residents of Tripoli.  In the course of her visit, Ambassador Richard met with ...
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Ambassador Richard Celebrates Earth Day with Youth Volunteers in Arz Ehmej

On April 22nd, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard planted cedar trees with 120 youth volunteers from around Lebanon in Arz Ehmej, Byblos district to celebrate International Earth Day. More than 250 trees (40 % cedar trees) were planted throughout the day. This environmental day was organized by the USAID-funded Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI) under ...
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DCM Danny Hall Promotes the Spirit of Volunteerism and Civic Engagement among USP Scholars at LAU

Today, Deputy Chief of Mission Danny Hall met with University Scholarship Program (USP) students at the Lebanese American University (LAU) Byblos campus to voice the importance of education, volunteerism and civic engagement to contribute to a more stable and peaceful future for young generations in Lebanon.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through ...
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United States Supports Rural Tourism at the Third National Rural Tourism Forum

On December 6, 2016, USAID Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson and Minister of Tourism, Mr. Michel Pharaon, inaugurated the third National Rural Tourism Forum at Le Royal Hotel, Beirut.  The forum, organized by Beyond Beirut and the USAID-funded Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project, brought together more than 100 experts and stakeholders from the ...
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