U.S. Ambassador Honors Lebanese Women in Security and Justice

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday held a reception to “honor and showcase the positive contributions of Lebanese women in security and the rule of law, and to celebrate the dynamic, diverse, and positive roles that women play in society,” a U.S. Embassy statement said.

The event brought together judges, prosecutors, members of the Internal Security Forces, and representatives of international organizations and embassies in Lebanon.

Minister of Interior Nouhad al-Mashnouq, Minister of State for Women’s Affairs Jean Oghassabian and other representatives of the Lebanese government also attended.

In her remarks, Ambassador Richard highlighted “the value of diversity in our cultures, including gender, cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity, for building stronger, more stable and more prosperous societies,” the Embassy said.

The Ambassador added that working with people from different backgrounds and different perspectives “enhances everyone’s balance and vision.”

She closed her remarks by recognizing the ISF members, judges and prosecutors for their “commitment to public service and for serving as role models for younger generations,” underscoring that the United States will remain “a strong partner in support of security, stability, and the rule of law in Lebanon.”