US State Department on Lebanon National Day

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement:

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my heartfelt best wishes to the people of Lebanon on their Independence Day.

The United States recognizes both the rich culture and perseverance of the Lebanese people, who have faced and overcome many challenges over the past 78 years.  During these trying times, the United States will continue to stand by the people of Lebanon and support their hopes for a better future.