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Rampling, Richard meet Army Commander in Bekaa part of the High Level Steering Committee

British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling and US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard met the Lebanese Army Commander Joseph Aoun at the Head Quarters of the Second Land Border Regiment to discuss progress on the security of the Lebanese-Syrian border, during the High Level Steering Committee (HLSC), a press release by the British Embassy in Beirut said.

Following the meeting, Ambassador Rampling said: "It is an honour to visit the Head Quarters of the second Land Border Regiment. These barracks played a significant role in operations against Daesh, and Nusra and ultimately led to the success of Fajr El Jouroud operation. Our visit today to discuss the progress on the security of the Lebanese-Syrian border exemplifies the trust in the Lebanese Armed Forces and how they have managed to ensure state control of the border with Syria."

Ambassador Rampling: "I reiterated to the Commander the UK's steadfast support to Lebanon through ongoing social, economic, educational and humanitarian projects, in addition to further support to the Lebanese Armed Forces and other security agencies. The LAF remains the sole legitimate defender of Lebanon."

The UK Ambassador concluded: "We remain proud partners of the Lebanese army and we look forward to strengthening our military and security relations even further."

Source: National News Agency

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