Army Commander holds meetings with US officials, underlines need for constant support to LAF

Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, started his visit to the United States — to participate in the annual meeting to assess aid — by meeting with the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Ground Forces, General James McConville, who will soon take over the Chief of Staff position.

Discussions touched on the general situation in the region and the achievements of the Lebanese Army. Aoun stressed “the need for continued US support for the Lebanese army to help it carry out its mission both at the border and at home.”

General Aoun also met with the Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador David Hill, who stressed that his country “seeks to maintain stability in Lebanon, especially in the south.”

The LAF Chief also held meetings with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, James Inhofe, and Michael McCaul, one of the key members of the International Relations Committee in Congress, and the chairman of the Congress Armed Services Committee, Mac Thompson, who visited Lebanon last year.

Discussions featured high on the continued support to the Lebanese army “which had proves capable of preserving security and stability in Lebanon under the tough conditions experienced by the region.”

Source: National News Agency

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