European Union Ambassador Christina Lassen and British Ambassador Chris Rampling visited the Beqaa to take stock of EU and UK support to the local communities.
Ambassador Lassen visited Arsal where she met with the Head of Municipality, Mr Bassel al Hujeiri to discuss future EU support to the Arsal area. After that she headed to the Inmaa Informal Settlement where the International Rescue Committee is implementing a programme for the protection of adolescent girls with support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The ambassador then met with representatives from the Norwegian People’s Aid and Mines Advisory Group near landmine contaminated area where a new mine clearing programme will soon be launched with EU support to the benefit of the Arsal population.
The UK is preparing to leave the European Union. Throughout this process and beyond, the UK and the EU delegations in Lebanon will continue working as closely together as ever for a strong and stable Lebanon, strengthening the institutions, supporting education so no one child is left behind, and funding projects and initiatives to improve economic opportunities and job opportunities for all.