U.S. Dignitary Feltman and Lebanese President Discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional Developments

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Beirut, Lebanon | May 2 and 3, 2012

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, concluded his visit to Lebanon on Thursday, May 3, with a sit-down between he and Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in Beirut, where they discussed solutions to enhance bilateral relations. Also on the docket were pressing regional issues, notably, the crisis in Syria.

Some analysts see Feltman's visit as controversial, due to the fact that it coincides with the visit of Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi to Beirut, and a number of Hezbollah’s top members stated their beliefs that Feltman's visit is merely aimed at sowing strife in the country.

Feltman arrived in Beirut from London on Tuesday evening and during his visit to Lebanon he met with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and other Lebanese political leaders.

During his talks with Berri, the U.S dignitary stressed his country’s support for democratic plural governments that protect the rights of all citizens, including ethnic and religious minorities. He also renewed U.S. commitment to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 3, 2012 (and May 2 evening)
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 3, 2012
Length: 0:00:57
Video Size: 56.7 MB
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  1. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
  2. Various shots of Feltman accompanied by US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly heading to meet with Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri
  3. Various shots of the meeting of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman with Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri
  4. Various shots of Feltman and Ambassador Connelly leaving after the meeting with Berri
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