Canada announces new ambassador to Lebanon

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August 17, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced the following diplomatic appointment:

Chantal Chastenay becomes Canada’s new ambassador to the Lebanese Republic. Ms. Chastenay replaces Emmanuelle Lamoureux.

Ms. Chastenay’s appointment comes at a crucial time for Lebanon following the tragic explosion in Beirut. She will lead the coordination of Canada's ongoing support in response to the crisis which includes addressing the immediate humanitarian crisis and providing support to rebuilding efforts going forward. Canada is providing a total of $30 million in assistance for the people of Lebanon.


“Canada is proud to announce that Chantal Chastenay will become its new ambassador to Lebanon, taking on this role at a critical time for the country. I look forward to working closely with her. I would also like to thank Emanuelle Lamoureux for her exceptional service over the past three years.”

— The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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