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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Call with Lebanese Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri

The Vice President spoke with Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri today to reiterate the strong U.S. commitment to strengthening Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence.  The Vice President pledged continued U.S. assistance to build the institutions of the Lebanese state, including the Lebanese Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces.  The Vice President and Prime Minister Hariri also agreed on the importance of achieving comprehensive Middle East peace.