Chris Rampling MBE

Chris Rampling MBE

British Ambassador to Lebanon

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20th September 2019 Beirut, Lebanon

Chris Rampling MBE

by Chris Rampling MBE

British Ambassador to Lebanon

12 months in Lebanon: ‘It can sometimes be hard to stay optimistic … but here’s why I do’

This time last year was one of the highlights of my career – presenting Queen Elizabeth’s letter to President Aoun that nominated me as Ambassador. The anniversary has allowed reflection on the year: for Lebanon, and for the UK. My first 12 months in Lebanon has been remarkable. Rolls Royce and MEA signed our largest […]

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6th February 2019 Beirut, Lebanon

Chris Rampling MBE

by Chris Rampling MBE

British Ambassador to Lebanon

Celebrations, and Responsibility

The Embassy has been celebrating in recent weeks. There was a Wedding – on Saturday night a colleague married, the couple looked radiant, and the party was full of Lebanese life. We’ve had an award from Her Majesty The Queen, who at New Year recognised Lea Baroudi of MARCH for her inspiration in creating peace, […]

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19th October 2018 Beirut, Lebanon

Chris Rampling MBE

by Chris Rampling MBE

British Ambassador to Lebanon

Lebanon at first sight…my first month as British Ambassador

Chris Rampling on the Beirut Corniche

As Fayruz says….. bhebak ya lebnan. “Ahla wa sahla saadet el safir” said my welcoming team at the airport – “shoukran, please call me Chris, and do speak to me in Arabic” I said back. That was only 5 weeks ago – it seems much further back. Lebanon has a reputation for outstanding hospitality, stunning […]

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About Chris Rampling MBE

Chris Rampling MBE was appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Lebanon in July 2018 and took up his appointment in September 2018. Prior to this he was the UK Permanent Representation…

Chris Rampling MBE was appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Lebanon in July 2018 and took up his appointment in September 2018. Prior to this he was the UK Permanent Representation to the EU's Political and Security Committee, & Foreign, Defence and Development Counsellor from 2014 to 2018. Chris has extensive experience in the Middle East, with previous posting as Deputy Head of Mission in Amman from 2009 to 2013. He was also the Deputy Head, Counter Proliferation Department in 2007.