Wednesday, May 27, 2009

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Lebanon

May 27, 2009 Three members of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, visited Lebanon today.  The members were:   Gary Ackerman, Chairman of the House Sub-Committee on the Middle East and South Asia, (Democrat – New York), Sheila Jackson-Lee (Democrat – Texas), and Keith Ellison (Democrat – Minnesota).  The members expressed their support for the principles of democracy, sovereignty and democracy in Lebanon. 
Accompanied by Ambassador Michele J. Sison, the representatives met with Prime Minister Fouad Siniora,  and Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwagi.
The Congressional members reaffirmed the U.S. Government's commitment to Lebanon, its state institutions and its citizens. 

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