Monday, December 31, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Meets with Speaker Berri

December 31, 2012
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly met with President of the Chamber of Deputies Speaker Nabih Berri today.  They discussed the political and security situation in Lebanon and regional events, particularly in Syria. 
The Ambassador encouraged Lebanon to uphold its democratic and constitutional principles and hold elections on time.  She reiterated that the United States welcomes Lebanese efforts to implement an electoral law that would pave the way for free, fair and transparent elections. 
The Ambassador renewed the commitment of the United States to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.