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.