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Tuesday,11 August, 2020
President Michel Aoun, while receiving US Army Central Command Commander, stressed the necessity to develop military cooperation between Lebanon and the United States.
President Michel Aoun, while receiving US Army Central Command Commander, stressed the necessity to develop military cooperation between Lebanon and the United States.
08/07/2020

McKinsey: “We continue our support to the Lebanese Army in defending Lebanese sovereignty and independence”.

 

 

President Michel Aoun met US Central Command Commander, General Kenneth McKinsey, and US Ambassador, Dorothy Shea, who were accompanied by a diplomatic and military delegation, today at Baabda Palace, on an acquaintance visit after his appointment in his new position.

During the meeting, the President praised the cooperation between Lebanese and US armies in training and armaments, wishing to develop military cooperation between the two countries. The President also pointed to the support, that the Lebanese Army received from the US, during “Fajr Al-Jouroud” battle against terrorists, noting that the Lebanese Army succeeded in eliminating sleeper terrorist cells, and continues to chase them.

For his side, General McKinsey affirmed the US military leadership’s continuous support to the Lebanese Army, “Which defends Lebanon’s independence and sovereignty”, pointing to the distinctive capabilities which the Lebanese Army enjoys at various combat and training levels, which is reinforced by quality and continuous training.​