BEIRUT: British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher said Tuesday additional assistance would be provided to the Lebanese Army in coordination with other countries, during his meeting with President Michel Sleiman at Baabda Palace.
“The state’s security forces should be given the best possible chance to stabilize Lebanon,” Fletcher said, according to a statement released by the embassy.
Fletcher also congratulated the government on the progress made in the security plan in recent weeks. “Britain had been proud to support the Lebanese Army’s efforts through a significantly expanded program of training and equipment, in response to the Army’s requests,” Fletcher said.
The envoy expressed his gratitude to Sleiman for his “determined personal efforts to promote dialogue in support of Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty.”
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 16, 2014, on page 4.