EU Local statement on Lebanon’s 80th Independence Day

November 23, 2023
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The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement together with the Embassies of the EU Member States to Lebanon, present in Beirut:

“On the occasion of Lebanon’s 80th Independence Day anniversary, we express our friendship and support to Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

Lebanon’s Independence Day is taking place this year within a difficult regional context. The European Union urges all actors to show utmost restraint to avoid any further escalation.

In this period of uncertainty, we encourage Lebanese decision-makers to set aside their differences and take long overdue decisions. This includes electing a President, forming a fully-functioning Government, and implementing necessary macroeconomic and financial reforms.

More than ever, decisive leadership is needed. The EU firmly stands by Lebanon and its citizens in their aspirations for a brighter future. The time to act is now.”

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Countries covered:

  • Lebanon