British Ambassador Slams Lebanon’s Leaders In His Parting Message

As he bid farewell, British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling criticized Lebanon’s leaders, saying they lacked responsibility facing their country’s crises, including that of the Kafala System.

“When given a roadmap and a promise of desperately-needed investment in 2018, and then again this year, the leaders did not take up the mantle of responsibility.” The ambassador wrote that, while he had met many wonderful people in Lebanon, some things in it are “rotten.”

Kafala for example is a disgrace on Lebanon’s reputation, and freedom of expression has been under pressure. Lebanon used to be the regional leader on freedoms and human rights, but it has become a country that takes one step forward, and two back.”

English | December 20, 2020



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