USLBA Commemorates 5th Anniversary of Tragic Death of Ambassador Chris Stevens
The US-Libya Business Association (USLBA) has issued a press release commemorating the 5th anniversary of the tragic death of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
Ambassador Stevens was a great champion of U.S.–Libyan relations, a great friend of our Association, and a role model for many diplomats, businessmen, and academics. He embodied the values of the US-Libya Business Association, as he sought to increase the person-to-person connections between Libyans and Americans in order to promote the mutual interests of our nations. Throughout his career, he selflessly strove for mutual cultural understanding. There was a tragic irony in his passing: He went to Benghazi even though he knew it was dangerous. One of the reasons he did so was to open an American cultural center and a hospital. Chris wanted to remain in touch with the Libyan people who he cared about so deeply. He felt that promoting links between Libyan officials, entrepreneurs, and citizens on the one hand, and American technical experts, businesses, and diplomats, on the other, would help to foster a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous Libya.”
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