Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Tuesday, September 11, with US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin in Beirut, where they discussed the measures taken by Lebanese banks to safeguard the banking sector from the impacts of the Syrian crisis.
The US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly attended the meeting.
Wolin expressed confidence in the ability of the Lebanese economic and financial systems to avoid negative impacts from the Syrian crisis, warning against attempts to exploit the Lebanese financial sector to avoid sanctions on Iran and Syria.
The US Treasury Deputy Secretary also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where they held talks over the economic situation in Lebanon as well as the possible effects of the Syrian crisis on the Lebanese banking sector and economy.
Wolin commended Lebanon's government for continuing to cooperate with the US banking sector, renewing the US commitment to maintain a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: September 11, 2012
Video Size: 67.0 MB
1- Various shots of the meeting of the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with US Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin
2- Various shots of the meeting and the accompanying delegation in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
3- Various shots of US Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati
4- Various shots of the meeting
5- Various shots of traffic downtown Beirut