Rampling, Richard discuss border security with General Aoun at the High Level Steering Committee (HLSC)
British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling and US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard met the Lebanese Army Commander Joseph Aoun to discuss progress on the security of the Lebanese-Syrian border, a press release by British Embassy in Beirut said on Tuesday.
The High Level Steering Committee (HLSC) was an opportunity to congratulate the Lebanese Army on the 75th Independence Day, and their efforts to secure 100% of the Lebanese-Syrian border by 2019.
After the meeting, Ambassador Rampling said:
“It is a privilege to meet the Commander of the Lebanese army General Joseph Aoun and discuss progress on the Land Border Project. The UK has committed over Pound 69 million to this project in recent years, alongside significant contributions from the US and other international donors. We’re also proud that by March 2019, more than 11,000 soldiers will be trained, and that is over one third of the army’s fighting force. The Lebanese Army has developed and modernised over the past ten years, to become a respected, professional army capable of countering threats internally and its border. The Lebanese army remains the sole legitimate defenders of Lebanon in a volatile region. The United Kingdom will continue to be a strong partner of Lebanon as it addresses the crucial challenges ahead on stability, security and prosperity.”
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/rampling-richard-discuss-border-security-with-general-aoun-at-the-high-level-steering-committee-hlsc/National news