U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) led a Congressional delegation that concluded a one-day visit to Lebanon today. The delegation included Representatives Juan Vargas (D-CA), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), and Barbara Comstock (R-VA). The delegation’s meetings with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil focused on the long-standing close relationship and security cooperation between the United States and Lebanon. The delegation also visited the Bekaa Valley, where they met with local officials and beneficiaries of U.S. assistance, and discussed the challenges facing Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees. Mr. Issa reiterated the U.S. government’s commitment to ensuring a secure, stable, and prosperous Lebanon and continuing a strong partnership with Lebanon’s people and institutions.