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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Lebanon as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence this November 22.
The United States strongly values its ties with the people of Lebanon, who have faced and overcome adversity time and again and committed to building a society based on religious diversity, democratic values, and security. As Lebanon contends with regional and internal challenges, we reaffirm our commitment to Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty, and stability.
We firmly believe that preserving a peaceful, prosperous, democratic, and stable Lebanon is essential for the security of the Lebanese people and for the region. I wish the people of Lebanon a happy independence day. We will continue to deepen cooperation between our countries and our institutions, as we help build a future defined by freedom, security, and prosperity.
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