Ambassador Monika Schmutz Kirgoz speaks during a ceremony in Downtown Beirut, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Swiss envoy pledges ongoing support to 'unique' LebanonAs her compatriots prepared to flood the streets of Downtown Beirut to celebrate Swiss National Day, Switzerland's ambassador to Lebanon pledged her country's ongoing political and economic support for the country. The small European country has given Lebanon over $100 million in aid since the beginning of the Syrian war in 2011, and will give over $20 million this year. Schmutz Kirgoz maintained that her country was ahead of the pack in understanding the necessity of funding projects that benefit the Lebanese communities that host the bulk of the 1 million-plus Syrian refugees living in the country. The ambassador said the Lebanese should not fear any downturn in support from her country.Schmutz Kirgoz also addressed frankly one of the reasons that Switzerland and other European countries have poured resources into Lebanon amid the Syrian crisis.Schmutz Kirgoz continued that the "intellectual freedom" of Lebanon was one of its most attractive qualities to her.
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