Monday, July 09, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Meets With President Sleiman

July 9, 2012 U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly met with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman at his offices in Baabda today.
The President and Ambassador discussed the political situation in Lebanon and regional events. The Ambassador also discussed recent security incidents in Lebanon. The Ambassador voiced U.S. Government concern over recent reports of cross-border shelling into northern Lebanon and expressed her condolences for the deaths of Lebanese civilians. She called on the Syrian government to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon. The Ambassador underscored that the U.S. remains concerned that developments in Syria not contribute to instability in Lebanon.
The Ambassador renewed the commitment of the United States to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.