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NEWS | May 14, 2008

Dempsey visits Lebanese officials

By None , U.S. Dept of State

Lieutenant Gen. Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Michel Sleiman, commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, during a visit to Lebanon on May 14. (U.S. State Department photo)
Lieutenant Gen. Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Michel Sleiman, commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, during a visit to Lebanon on May 14. (U.S. State Department photo)

LEBANON (May 14, 2008) — Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander, U.S. Central Command, visited officials in Lebanon Wednesday.

During the visit, Dempsey met with Lt. Gen. Michel Sleiman, commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, and held discussions with Lebanese Minister of Defense Elias Murr and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires  Michele J. Sison. The discussions focused on the continued assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces so it can maintain peace and stability, and safeguard the Lebanese people.