U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale announced on Wednesday plans to build a new embassy, which he said will give the mission more space to deepen ties between the two countries.
The new facilities, which will be located next door to the current embassy in the town of Awkar, “is just one more example of the enduring partnership that exists between the United States and Lebanon,” said Hale following talks with Ambassador Charbel Wehbe at the Foreign Ministry.
“The new embassy will give us more space to advance our common interests and reflect the growing and deepening ties between our two countries,” he stated.
“It will leave no doubt about the continued American commitment to and investment in Lebanon,” the ambassador said.
“America is here to stay, to work with the Lebanese people for a secure, stable, prosperous, sovereign, and free Lebanon,” he added.
According to Hale, the new project represents a nearly $1 billion dollar investment by the U.S. government in the partnership between Washington and Beirut.
“The new embassy will be a sustainable and eco-friendly facility for American diplomacy in Lebanon,” he said.
This means the mission “will reduce its environmental impact while enhancing the space around it,” the diplomat added.
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