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Saturday, 13 December 2008

Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman, left, shakes hands with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman at the Presidential Palace in suburban Baabda, Lebanon, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. (AP Photo / Mahmoud Tawil)
Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman, left, shakes hands with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman at the Presidential Palace in suburban Baabda, Lebanon, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008. (AP Photo / Mahmoud Tawil)

Ackerman met with President Sleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Cedars Revolution Leader Saad Hariri, and LAF Chief Qahwaji

US Congressional delegation arrives in Beirut
December 13, 2008

A delegation from the United States Congress, led by Representative Gary Ackerman, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, arrived in Lebanon to meet with Lebanese officials and discuss the Lebanese and regional situation before President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated.

American Ambassador to Lebanon Michelle Sison received the delegation at Rafik Hariri International Airport. The delegation included ten Congressmen. 

-NOW Staff

http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=70655

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Ackerman met with president Sleiman and Qahwaji
iloubnan.info - December 13, 2008, 16h30 - updated
 
BEIRUT - U.S. Congressional delegation headed by Gary Ackerman following his meeting with President Suleiman on Saturday said that, “Lebanon’s future is not for sale and the Lebanese army deserves the support of the international community”.

On the other hand Ackerman also met with Chief of Armed Forces General Jean Qahwaji and discussed the U.S. aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

http://www.iloubnan.info/politics/actualite/id/30407/lebanon/Ackerman-met-with-president-Sleiman-and-Qahwaji

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Congressman Gary Ackerman in Lebanon
Lebanon - lbci report - Tania Mhanna - 13/12/2008

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Live Coverage 12-13-08
 
 3:30 pm: Chief of Armed Forces Gen. Jean Qahwaji meets U.S. Congressional delegation headed by Congressman Gary Ackerman, discussions focused on U.S. aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces.

 2:15 pm: U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman following his meeting with President Suleiman: Lebanon’s future is not for sale and the Lebanese army deserves the support of the international community.
 
 10:30pm A delegation of Democratic members of Congress arrived in Beirut.

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