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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri to the White House

“The President will welcome Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon to the White House on May 24.  The Prime Minister’s visit is a symbol of the close and historic relationship between Lebanon and the United States.  This will be the Prime Minister’s first official visit to Washington during his premiership and the President looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Hariri on a broad range of mutual goals in support of Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence, and regional peace and security.  We are pleased to receive the Prime Minister during Lebanon’s presidency of the UN Security Council.”