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LARP II Delegates with His Excellency the President of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman

LARP II Delegates With Governor Riad Salameh of the Central Bank of Lebanon

LARP I Delegates with Minister Haddad Representing the Prime Minister of Lebanon

LARP Praise Arab Spring, Stop Assad Regime Interferences & Urge Emigrants to Register
Press Release - Friday, June 8, 2012 , Washington DC

Washington, D.C. - The Lebanese American Renaissance Partnership (LARP) is encouraged with the changes that are taking place in the Middle East. The Arab spring is still blossoming and moving the Arab masses from dictatorships to hopeful democracies. As these events are unfolding, Lebanon will be the primary beneficiary as the oldest democracy in the region. Thomas Payne once said:" no man or country can be really free unless all men and all countries are free."

We, however, call on all Lebanese parties, factions and independents to come together and save the Lebanese people from any plot to destabilize Lebanon by the Assad regime. We strongly support the United States' continued policy for a stable, secure, independent and sovereign Lebanon and the full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1559, 1680 and 1701. We also call on all Lebanese to turn in their arms and any other military hardware, big or, small to the Lebanese Army and help build a country that the world can trust. This is the only way that the Lebanese economy, tourism, services and real estate development can grow and flourish benefiting all Lebanese alike.

We urge all Lebanese living abroad to register in the Lebanese Embassies around the world, so they will be able to vote in the 2013 Parliamentary Elections next June. We ask the Lebanese authorities to finalize the new electoral law and set up an electronic voting system throughout Lebanon and abroad, allowing more accurate voting results. Democracy should not be interrupted and the elections should take place as scheduled. For more information on the new law visit

LARP is committed to supporting the civil society and civic institutions of Lebanon, to lifting up the spirit of the Lebanese people, and assisting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other agencies of the United States in their effort to promote economic growth and to foster peace, stability and democratic institutions in Lebanon in an effort to enhance the sovereignty and freedom of Lebanon.