Gentiloni, Hariri and Guterres attend the ministerial meeting in Farnesina Palace, in Rome.
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Lebanese officials said the international backing shown Thursday at an conference to support Lebanese security agencies had been "excellent," after 40 countries and regional blocks gathered in Rome.Prime Minister Saad Hariri said it was "a successful afternoon," which would be followed up, as countries examine ways to assist Lebanon. French Foreign Minister Jean Yves-Le Drian said that it would provide a 400 million euro line of credit for the Army and ISF to purchase weapons and equipment.High-ranking Gulf diplomats told The Daily Star at an UNRWA donor conference held in Rome earlier Thursday that Lebanon's stability was a "priority" for their countries. This was a clear sign that Lebanon's relationship with its Arab neighbors continues to edge closer to normal. As for UNSC resolutions 1701 and 2372, Hariri announced more Army troops would be sent to the south and Lebanon's intention of deploying a Model Regiment in the area.The Lebanese premier reiterated Lebanon's commitment to its policy of dissociation and maintaining the best relations with Arab countries and the rest of the international community.
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