Monday, December 19, 2016

Formation of a New Government in Lebanon

Press Statement
John Kirby 
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
December 19, 2016
The United States welcomes Lebanon’s announcement of the formation of a new government and congratulates Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The United States encourages the Lebanese government to seize this opportunity to respond to the needs of the Lebanese people and to address the pressing security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing the country.
The United States reaffirms its strong support for Lebanon’s security, stability, and sovereignty and looks forward to working with the new Lebanese government. We will continue to stand with its state institutions and the Lebanese people as they build a stable and prosperous future.