Monday, September 26, 2011

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Prime Minister

September 23, 2011
On September 23, 2011, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly met with Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Prime Minister's offices at the Grand Serail. Ambassador Connelly consulted with Prime Minister Mikati about Lebanon's September presidency of the United Nations Security Council and his upcoming trip to chair a session of the UNSC.
Ambassador Connelly and the Prime Minister further discussed the recent visit of Special Operations Central Command (SOCCENT) Commander Brigadier General Kenneth Tovo and his meetings with Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwaji and other senior officials. The Ambassador highlighted important areas of continued military cooperation between the two countries as well as Lebanon's initiatives to implement its obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.
They also discussed areas of overall cooperation between the two countries and regional developments.