Ambassador Abboud has always proclaimed the Lebanese immigration pattern to be a successful one, as illustrated by the sheer amoung of powerful and successful Lebanese Americans. Wikipedia has a good resource list that includes Farid Abboud.
Dr. Abboud, Ambassador of Lebanon to the United States at the time, awarded "The National Order of the Cedar” in 2004 to the Honorable Spencer Abraham, U.S. Secretary of Energy and another notable Lebanese-American.
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Ambassador Farid Abboud has served a life-long political career beginning in 1973 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut. Farid also served in several embassies including London, Rome, Moscow, Washington D.C., and currently in, Tunisia.