US Ambassador inaugurates new American Corner in Beirut

U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson has visited the new American Corner in Beirut for its official opening Saturday, the U.S. Embassy said Monday.

The American Corner offers, all free of charge, access to information about American culture and values, educational opportunities in the United States, English language training, life skills and cultural activities. These services are available to all Lebanese, regardless of background.  

During the event, Ambassador Johnson underscored programs like the American Corner, and educational exchanges are "designed to build bridges of friendship and understanding between the people of Lebanon and the United States." 

During the inauguration, the Ambassador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amideast, which administers the corner on the Embassy’s behalf.  

Source: Naharnet

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved.