Today, FBI Director Christopher Wray visited Lebanon to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to the Lebanese-American partnership. Director Wray, accompanied by Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard, met with President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, among other senior Lebanese officials. They discussed issues relating to the close law enforcement and security cooperation between the United States and Lebanon.
Lebanon is a key partner on law enforcement, including the fight against terrorism and the preservation of cultural heritage through preventing antiquities trafficking. Director Wray’s visit highlights the importance that the United States places on its relationship with Lebanon, and our continued commitment to the security of both the United States and Lebanon.