Vice President Joe Biden's office announced this afternoon that he's adding a stop at the end of his tour of the Balkans, traveling Friday to another troubled region riven by religious conflict.
He will go to Beirut, Lebanon's capital "to reinforce the United Statesí support for an independent and sovereign Lebanon," Biden's office said.
The vice president will meet with President Michel Sleiman, Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, and Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri, and will also join Lebanonís Defense Minister Elias Murr to announce US military aid.
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