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Readout on the Vice President's call to Lebanese President Michel Sleiman

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
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For Immediate Release                                                 September 28, 2009
READOUT ON THE VICE PRESIDENT’S CALL TO LEBANESE PRESIDENT MICHEL SLEIMAN
Earlier today, Vice President Biden spoke with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman and conveyed the Administration’s firm support for Lebanon’s efforts to form a new government soon. The Vice President emphasized the United States’ continued support for Lebanon, stressing the importance of Lebanon’s independence and sovereignty. In his conversation with President Sleiman, Vice President Biden expressed his hope that the ongoing discussions over cabinet formation will proceed smoothly and that a new government will be in place to undertake its important work without delay. The Vice President thanked President Sleiman for his efforts and expressed support for his leadership.