September 23

H.E. Gebran Bassil

Lebanon’s Perspective:
The Middle East and Regional Security

September 23, 2019 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Gebran Bassil was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon on February 15, 2014.

His official tenure in executive office started in 2008 as Minister of Telecommunications, where he established a strategy for the sector focused on modernizing services and opening the market for competition.

He then led the Ministry of Energy and Water between 2009 and 2014, initiating the mapping of Lebanon as an oil and gas country. He triggered major reforms in the energy and water sectors, thus paving the ground for sustainable development of these key economic sectors.

In his current capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, he is committed to the continuous engagement of the Ministry alongside the Lebanese Diaspora. His main focus is to drive Lebanese diplomacy towards leading roles both regionally and internationally.

Minister Bassil was born on June 21, 1970. He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut in civil engineering (BE and MS).

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