U.S. to donate additional $59 million of border security equipment to the Lebanese army 12809152

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U.S. to donate additional $59 million of border security equipment to the Lebanese army.
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale announced Wednesday, September 23, 2015, additional funds for the military and expressed his country’s ongoing support for the Lebanese army. Following a meeting Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail he said : “I am very pleased to announce today that my government is donating an additional $59 million worth of border security equipment for the Lebanese army.
     
U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale announced Wednesday, September 23, 2015, additional funds for the military and expressed his country’s ongoing support for the Lebanese army. Following a meeting Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail he said : “I am very pleased to announce today that my government is donating an additional $59 million worth of border security equipment for the Lebanese army.” US ambassador to Lebanon David Hale attends a meeting in Beirut, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
     

In addition, this week America received the latest, substantial transfer of funds from Saudi Arabia to purchase more U.S. equipment to help the Lebanese army,” he continued.

“These funds, combined with U.S. funding, will assist the Lebanese army to develop further a precision air force strike capability; we will announce the exact details as soon as they become available ” .

This latest transfer and project are yet another demonstration of the strong and effective partnership among Lebanon, America, and Saudi Arabia to improve the Lebanese army’s capability to defend Lebanon’s borders and people,” Hale stressed.

America’s commitment to Lebanese stability should only be judged by our actions . Those actions include an American investment of more than $1.3 billion in security assistance for Lebanon in the past 10 years,” he added.

This year, Lebanon is the fifth largest recipient of U.S. foreign military financing and Lebanon is also the fifth largest annual recipient of U.S. bilateral training for your military personnel.” he added
 

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