Thursday, November 04, 2010

Clinton contacts Hariri: US strongly commits to Lebanon's stability

04/11/10 NNA - US Embassy in Beirut issued on Thursday the following statement:
"Secretary Clinton called Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri this morning to reaffirm the strong commitment of the United States to Lebanon's sovereignty, independence, and stability. The Secretary also spoke about recent developments and political issues in the region, expressing the United States' appreciation for Prime Minister Hariri's steadfast leadership on behalf of the Lebanese people. She reconfirmed the importance to the United States of a peaceful and independent Lebanon and our commitment to strengthening Lebanon's state institutions through our security and economic assistance programs. The Secretary and the Prime Minister looked forward to continuing their partnership, strengthening our ties, and pursuing a more peaceful, more secure, and more prosperous Middle East."