Today, The Countess of Wessex has begun a #RoyalVisit in Lebanon. #RoyalVisitLebanon 🇱🇧🇬🇧 This morning Her Royal Highness visited an informal tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley at the start of her visit to Lebanon and met a Syrian family receiving UK funded assistance via the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). They are supported by UK and Lebanese efforts.
HRH then joined Reverend Nadim Nassar, Founder of the Awareness Foundation and the Foundation’s ‘Ambassadors for Peace’ to see how Syrian young people are building bridges of respect and understanding in their diverse communities. The Countess is Patron of the charity.
In the afternoon, The Countess thanked British Embassy staff based in Beirut for their service in the region and then joined a roundtable discussion in her commitment to champion the UK’s work on #WomenPeaceSecurity and the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.
HRH joined Syrian women and NGOs who shared their insights and discussed how to tackle the barriers to ensuring women’s voices are heard and promoting their vital role in decision-making.