File - President Michel Sleiman speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Sleiman is set to head the Lebanese delegation at the upcoming Arab League summit in Kuwait on March 25 and 26, preparations for which are already underway.Sleiman is also expected to meet with officials from Saudi Arabia to thank them for the kingdom's recent $3 billion donation to the Lebanese Army.Sleiman has discussed with his French counterpart President Francois Hollande the need to supply the Lebanese Army with weapons, including missiles and aircraft to fight terrorism in the country, as the available light weaponry in the Army's arsenal is not sufficient.Hollande promised to act and was wired the Army file quickly, knowing that Sleiman had, as military leader, prepared a long-term military plan after the Nahr al-Bared clashes.
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