Bou Assi Stresses Need to Boost Lebanon Stability in U.S. Talks


Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi of the Lebanese Forces held a series of intensified meetings on the first day of his visit to the U.S. capital, the National News Agency said on Wednesday.

Bou Assi held talks at the U.S. State Department, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

During his meetings with State Department officials Brian Hook, Simon Henshaw and Michael Ratney, the minister underscored “the importance of strengthening Lebanon’s stability and the need to keep it away from the policies of axes,” thanking the U.S. administration for its “support for the Lebanese Army and all Lebanese institutions.”

Bou Assi also underlined “the importance of the return of refugees to Syria as soon as possible, in light of the burdens that the refugee crisis is putting on Lebanon's infrastructure and labor market.” He was speaking at a Washington seminar on the situations of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

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Thumb Puppet 11 October 2017, 15:02

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Social Affairs Minister Pierre Bou Assi of the Lebanese Forces for holding a series of 'INTENSIFIED' meetings on the first day of his visit to the U.S. capital.

Thumb janoubi 11 October 2017, 15:53

intensified meetings? what's that supposed to mean? Maybe it is meant to show he is busy after spending the last week touring the States.

Thumb ex-fpm 11 October 2017, 19:57

it means he had 3 consecutive meetings 3 minutes each.

Thumb justin 11 October 2017, 19:15

Another touring minister at the taxpayer's expense

وصل وزير الدفاع الوطني يعقوب رياض الصراف الى اسبانيا في زيارة استهلها بلقاء مع نظيرته الاسبانية ماريا دولوريس كوسبيدال، وتم البحث في سبل تعزيز علاقات الصداقة والتعاون بين البلدين.

Thumb justin 11 October 2017, 19:18

Meanwhile Bassil is in Budapest meeting the 5 Lebanese who live there:

وقال باسيل، خلال لقائه ابناء الجالية اللبنانية في بودابست في دارة سفير لبنان في هنغاريا نويل فتال: “فتحنا في لبنان بيوتنا وقلوبنا وكل شيء في بلدنا الى ان اصبح مستباحا، حتى جميع العناصر المخلة بالأمن والقوانين اللبنانية لا نتعامل معها بالحزم اللازم لحفظ بلدنا، في وقت ان هنغاريا اتخذت كل الاجراءات اللازمة التي تعرفونها، بدءا من اقفال حدودها بشكل كامل، وحماية مجتمعها، وبالتالي ليس لديها اي نزوح بالمقارنة مع دول اخرى تكبدت خسائر كبيرة وبدأ يتخلخل فيها التماسك السكاني والمجتمعي”.

Thumb ashtah 11 October 2017, 21:03

Budapest in Autumn is very nice.

Missing humble 12 October 2017, 13:19

Go and tell your so-called leaders that:
1. More than half of the Lebanese people dislike or hate Ebola,
2. More than half of the Lebanese people do not consider Ebola as Lebanese,
3. More than half of the Lebanese people do not want to live with Ebola,
4. The majority of the Arab countries consider Ebola as an enemy,
5. Ebola may have succeeded in Syria, but has totally failed in Lebanon.
Let us run a referendum vote in Lebanon:"Do you want to live with Ebola? Yes or No" and let us see the results