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Lebanese officials participated in an Aviation Security Workshop Monday that focused on increasing security standards at Rafik Hariri International Airport, amid growing international and domestic concern over airport security. The Public Works and Transport Ministry and the Interior Ministry, along with representatives of the aviation security sector, participated in the first half of a two-day workshop organized by the European Union Delegation to Lebanon.President Michel Aoun also chaired a high-level security meeting Friday during which he underscored the importance of bolstering border and airport security in the country.Continuing through Tuesday, the workshop sessions will prioritize counterterrorism strategies and compliance with international security standards – including regulations, processes and procedures – at Lebanon's airport.Held at the Training Center for Strengthening Airport Security, the workshop will cover a broad range of topics including technical cooperation, common security challenges and counterterrorism strategies, and will be led by aviation security experts. The EU already provides key support to Lebanon's aviation security through assessment visits, security audits and regional training, Koch said.
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