BEIRUT, Lebanon, – Britain will continue its support for Lebanon, especially the vulnerable border communities, by backing the Lebanese Armed Forces and funding development projects, that will improve their daily lives, British Ambassador in Beirut, Hugo Shorter, said on Wednesday.

Shorter paid a visit to al-Qaa village, in the Lebanese province of Beqaa, to show Britain’s solidarity with the municipality and its people, the British embassy said in a statement.

The village has been a target of attacks from the Syrian government and anti-government forces.

“In response to security threats facing the Baalbek region, Ambassador Shorter gave the 4th Land Border Regiment (4LBR) with 1,000 sets of body armour and welcomed the ongoing mobilisation of the 4LBR,” the embassy said.

According to the statement, Shorter also met with the governor of Baalbek-Hermel and lawmaker, Emile Rahme.

He discussed several projects the UK is funding in the region, through the United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Source: Name News Network

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