EU assists Lebanon’s armed forces with 6 mln euros

BEIRUT – The council of the European Union (EU) on Thursday adopted an assistance measure worth 6 million euros (6.3 million U.S. dollars) to benefit the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

A statement issued by the EU delegation in Lebanon said that the assistance measure, adopted by the council under the European Peace Facility, will enhance the capabilities and the resilience of the LAF to ensure the security and stability of Lebanon through the enhancement of their military medical capacities, and the provision of equipment for the LAF’s operational personnel.

The statement added that the assistance measure will finance healthcare equipment to support military medical services and personal gear.

Lebanon requested assistance from the EU in October.

 

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