World news story

Fletcher meets Army Commander voices support to LAF

UK reaffirms its commitment to Lebanon’s sovereignty and stability and of our continued support to the LAF.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Meeting with LAF soldiers manning army checkpoint
Meeting with LAF soldiers manning army checkpoint

British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher met with Army Commander General Jean Kahwaji.

After the meeting, Ambassador Fletcher said:

I expressed my condolences at recent loss of life of Lebanese soldiers and civilians in Arsal. I informed the Army Commander that the UK will work quickly to provide the Lebanese Army with additional ballistic protection for their infrastructure around Arsal.

I reaffirmed with General Kahwaji the UK’s commitment to Lebanon’s sovereignty and stability and of our continued support to the LAF. I informed the Commander of this additional package of UK assistance for the army, and we discussed how this will meet their urgent requirements to reinforce the LAF’s ability to protect civilians and soldiers in and around Arsal.

Published 14 August 2014