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Assistant Secretary Johnson Visits Lebanon


Beirut, Lebanon
March 31, 2008

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, David T. Johnson, visited Beirut March 30 and 31. He held meetings with Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Minister of Interior and Municipal Affairs Hassan Sabaa, Director General of the Internal Security Forces, Achraf Rifi, Director General of General Security, Wafiq Jazzine, and Internal Security Forces (ISF) General Robert Jabbour. During his visit, Assistant Secretary Johnson reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast support of Lebanon and discussed the ongoing $60 million ISF assistance program, which is helping the ISF enforce the rule of law and protect the Lebanese people within their sovereign state. More | Remarks

Assistant Secretary Johnson and Charge d’affaires Michele Sison meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora at the Grand Serail in Beirut. Prime Minister Siniora is accompanied by Internal Security Forces Director General Achraf Rifi. [ISF photo]
Assistant Secretary Johnson and Charge d’affaires Michele Sison meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora at the Grand Serail in Beirut. Prime Minister Siniora is accompanied by Internal Security Forces Director General Achraf Rifi.

Assistant Secretary Johnson, Charge d’affaires Sison, and General Achraf Rifi at the Internal Security Forces barracks in Dbayeh. [ISF photo]
Assistant Secretary Johnson, Charge d’affaires Sison, and General Achraf Rifi at the Internal Security Forces barracks in Dbayeh.

Assistant Secretary Johnson addresses a class of Internal Security Forces cadets at the Internal Security Forces training academy in Warwar. [ISF photo]
Assistant Secretary Johnson addresses a class of Internal Security Forces cadets at the Internal Security Forces training academy in Warwar.

Assistant Secretary Johnson and Charge d’affaires Sison at the Internal Security Forces barracks in Dbayeh together with General Rifi and other Internal Security Forces officers. The Charge d’affaires is talking to one of General Rifi’s daughters. [ISF photo]
Assistant Secretary Johnson and Charge d’affaires Sison at the Internal Security Forces barracks in Dbayeh together with General Rifi and other Internal Security Forces officers. The Charge d’affaires is talking to one of General Rifi’s daughters.

Assistant Secretary Johnson, Charge d’affaires Sison, and General Rifi cutting a cake with a sword at a reception held in honor of the U.S. delegation at the Internal Security Forces barracks in Dbayeh. The frosting on the cake is in the shape of the U.S. and Lebanese flags. [ISF photo]
Assistant Secretary Johnson, Charge d’affaires Sison, and General Rifi cutting a cake with a sword at a reception held in honor of the U.S. delegation at the Internal Security Forces barracks in Dbayeh. The frosting on the cake is in the shape of the U.S. and Lebanese flags.

Assistant Secretary Johnson, Charge d’affaires Sison and General Rifi clapping after cutting the cake. [ISF photo]
Assistant Secretary Johnson, Charge d’affaires Sison and General Rifi clapping after cutting the cake.


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