NNA - Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, on Tuesday presided over the meeting of the high-level steering committee of the Assistance Program for the protection of the Lebanese land borders, in Yarzeh, in presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, UK Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, Canadian Ambassador, Emmanuelle Lamoureux, along with members of the joint work team.
Richard and Rampling lauded the significant performance and achievements of the military in controlling the Lebanese border and countering terrorist organizations, and commended the efforts of the joint work team to strengthen the special regiments' capacities for border protection.
The US and UK ambassadors also confirmed their countries' continued support for the army to carry out its tasks in defense of Lebanon and in preservation of its stability and territorial integrity.
Ambassador Lamoureux, for her part, expressed delight in contributing to the success of this project.
General Aoun, in turn, expressed his confidence in the completion of the implementation of the program, based on the ability of the army officers and military to deal with any new equipment or weapon with high professionalism, and the commitment of friendly countries to continue to provide quality support to the army, in addition to the common goals of all sides, especially the continuation of the war on terror.
The army commander also thanked the US and British authorities for continuing to implement the special assistance program to equip land border regiments, and thanked the Cabadian authorities for joining this program.
================ Lina Younis
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