U.S. Secretary of State Thanked Lebanon for ‘World-Famous Hospitality’

Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, concluded his two-day visit to by describing it as “very successful” and thanking our Lebanese people for our “world-famous hospitality.” 

 

At the eve of his departure from , the U.S. Secretary of State tweeted from his official Twitter account, “Very successful visit to . Thank you to the Lebanese people for your world-famous hospitality. The U.S. remains committed to working with you to advance ’s stability, security, and prosperity.”

Pompeo’s visit to was part of his tour in the region. He arrived in with his wife after visiting Kuwait and .

 

Via The961

Upon his arrival, Mr. Pompeo initiated a series of meetings and talks with top Lebanese leaders like President , Speaker , Prime Minister , and others.

During these meetings, Pompeo and the Lebanese officials discussed various topics, including , the U.S. support for the Lebanese Army, and a dispute over ’s southern border with .

 

Via Arab News

On the last day of his visit, Pompeo and his wife took a more leisurely tour of the country. They visited the site where a new U.S. embassy compound is being built, and then toured historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in the Northen coastal city of Jbeil (Byblos).

Via Associated Press

 

Pompeo ended his last day by convening with his friend, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elias Audi at the headquarters of the Archdiocese in Achrafieh along with U.S. Ambassador to Elizabeth Richard.

Pompeo’s words after the meeting were, “It was a wonderful visit to a wonderful friend.”


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