Lebanon's Army Chief praises UAE support to combat terrorism

(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))

BEIRUT, 21st October, 2017 (WAM) -- Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Khalil Aoun, has praised the critical and constructive role the UAE in Lebanon, especially the support provided in demining the country's southern region and the provision of military assistance.

During his meeting with Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, General Aoun affirmed the UAE's necessary vision to combat terrorism and extremism, and confront Takfiri groups, emphasising that the nation's role in Lebanon and the region as a whole is appreciated.

Ambassador Al Shamsi congratulated General Aoun on the occasion of assuming his new duties and wished him success in his role to assure the interests of Lebanon's leadership, people and institutions.

Al Shamsi also praised the national victories achieved by the Lebanese army in its war against terrorist organisations, honouring the great sacrifices made by the military establishment and its role in maintaining security and stability.

WAM/Nour Salman


Emirates News Agency (WAM)

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