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Lebanon

Greece and Lebanon have Embassies in Beirut and Athens respectively.

Political Relations

Our country’s relations with Lebanon are very friendly and are governed by mutual respect and trust, given that, beyond historical reasons, Greece hosted 30,000 Lebanese refugees during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990). Our country’s firm policy is in support of the independence, security and stability of Lebanon. Moreover, Greece’s firm position in favor of a just, comprehensive and permanent solution of the Middle East problem, which is a major issue in Lebanese foreign policy, contributes to the maintaining of friendly relations between the two countries.

In the political and diplomatic sector, there is excellent cooperation between Greece and Lebanon, while in international organizations there is mutual support for candidacies. Of particular note is the official visit Lebanese President General Michel Sleiman carried out in Greece in December 2012. Greece actively stood by Lebanon during the war of 2006, responding immediately to the request for provision of humanitarian aid, and continues to contribute to the reconstruction of the country on an economic and political level, funding a number of development programs and other projects.

Greece also supports the work of the international Special Tribunal for Lebanon – which was set up to investigate the assassination of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri – and the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in which Greece participates since October 2006. Apart from the Greek participation in UNIFIL, officers of the Lebanese Armed Forces have been trained, since 2005 till 2011 in the Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center in Kilkis, Greece. Greece also participated in the June 2014 Rome Conference on support to Lebanese Armed Forces.

Greece, at the same time, acknowledges the big challenge Lebanon faces with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and supports all initiatives to assist Lebanon in managing the flow of refugees.

The Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon met in the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU (Brussels, 15.2.2016) and inaugurated their trilateral cooperation, aiming at reinforcing it regarding issues of common interest, primarily peace and stability in Eastern Mediterranean. Following this Ministerial meeting, the Secretaries General of the three Ministries of Foreign Affairs had political consultations in Athens( 11.5.2016). In this meeting, views were exchanged and proposals were submitted concerning the sectors of refugees, security/terrorism, regional developments, relations between the EU and Lebanon and the more technical ones on tourism, agriculture. maritime transport, energy, environment and culture. A joint statement was issued at the end of the meeting.

The Greek community in Lebanon numbers some 4,000 persons, while some 2,000 persons of Lebanese descent, who are naturalized Greeks, live in our country. In Beirut there is a Greek community and a Greek Club, while there is also a Greek Club in Tripoli.

Economic Relations

For information on bilateral economic relations, you can visit the AGORA internet portal.

Office E.C.A. in Beirut

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Lebanon.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens  of Lebanon who want to travel to Greece.

Lebanon -Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Beirut

Address: Nouvelle Naccache, Rue des Ambassades, Immeuble Boukhater Beyrouth - Liban, P.O.Box 70-319 Antelias
Tel. :  (009614) 521700, 418772    
Fax : 418774
E-mail :
Website: www.mfa.gr/beirut

Head of Mission :Theodoros Passa

Consular Office

Address : Nouvelle Naccache, Rue des Ambassades, Immeuble Boukhater Beyrouth - Liban, P.O.Box 70-319 Antelias
Tel. : (009614) 403498, 524378
Fax : 418774
E-mail :
Website: www.mfa.gr/beirut

Head of Consular Section: Leousis Athanasios

Commercial Section

Address: Nouvelle Naccache, Rue des Ambassades, Immeuble Boukhater Beyrouth - Liban, P.O.Box 70-319 Antelias
Tel. : (009614) 521701      
Fax :  (009614) 418774
E-mail : 
Website

Head: Paraskevi Tasakou

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