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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.