Army Commander General Jean Khawaji met on Monday at his Yarzeh office with the Head of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, with talks reportedly touching on bilateral relations between both countries’ armies, and the needs of the Lebanese Army in terms of ammunition and advanced materiel to fortify Lebanon from the hazards of terrorist organizations, and crises in the region.

General Kahwaji thanked the leadership of the US Army and the US authorities for the “qualitative military aids provided to the Lebanese army,” and commended General Votel’s remarkable cooperation with the military institution to strengthen its combat capabilities.

General Votel, for his part, branded the security partnership between both countries’ armies as deeply rooted and strong, expressing his country’s confidence in the efficiency of the Lebanese army and admiration of its remarkable achievements in the fight against terrorism and border control to maintain the stability of Lebanon.

Votel stressed ongoing determination to continue cooperation between the two sides in the various fields, especially in terms of support for the special units of the Lebanese army.

Votel held a press conference at the Officers’ Club in Yarzeh, attended by General Kahwaji and Ambassador Richard and a number of army officers.

Votel said during the press conference that he thanked all the officials for the excellent work carried out by the Lebanese army units in the face of the terrorist organization Daash on the eastern border.

On the issue of the Syrian refugees and controlling their influx into Lebanon, Votel expressed keenness on working with the Lebanese army to strengthen their abilities in the field of border control.

Source: National News Agency

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Army Commander General Jean Khawaji met on Monday at his Yarzeh office with the Head of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard, with talks reportedly touching on bilateral relations between both countries' armies, and the needs of the Lebanese...