May 25, 2014

Kaine Statement On Lebanon’s Presidential Election

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on Lebanon’s Presidential election:

“I was disappointed with Parliament’s failure to elect a new President in Lebanon.  Political consensus and stability are essential to addressing the myriad of internal and external challenges currently facing Lebanon.  I urge all parties to engage in constructive dialogue to ensure that a deeper political crisis can be averted.   2014 is an important year for Lebanese democracy and I implore all parties to further incubate the culture of dialogue and compromise that is vital to Lebanon’s political future.”