Monday, January 11, 2010

U.S. Senators McCain, Barrasso and Thune Visit Lebanon

On January 8-9, 2010, a congressional delegation headed by U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona visited Lebanon as part of a seven-country tour to the region. The delegation held discussions with President Michel Sleiman, Parliament Speak Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad Hariri as well as other Lebanese political leaders on the U.S.-Lebanese relationship. They also discussed U.S.-funded assistance for security, economic growth, development and reform programs in Lebanon. During the visit, the delegation reaffirmed the United States' commitment to supporting a strong, independent, and democratic Lebanon.Senator McCain is the Ranking Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee and serves on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. The delegation also included Senator John A. Barrasso from Wyoming and Senator John R. Thune from South Dakota. Senator Barrasso serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Indian Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Thune serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

Embassy Of The United States. Beirut. Lebanon - Press Release