Rampling speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
New U.K. envoy keen to listen and learnA new British ambassador is in town – and he is ready to hit the ground running, looking at ways to improve bilateral ties as well as maintain support for the Lebanese Army. After presenting his diplomatic credentials to President Michel Aoun last week, Chris Rampling sat down with The Daily Star to discuss some of the things he would like to do in Lebanon."We have spent upwards of $200 million in the last year and that demonstrates the kind of importance of the [Lebanese Army] and making sure the Army is the sole legitimate force here in Lebanon," he noted.The new ambassador also revealed that his country has trained almost 10,000 Lebanese soldiers at the Hamat Base in north Lebanon.Rampling cited the U.K.'s recent pledge to UNRWA in Lebanon.The British government's work to help Lebanon is well-received back home and this won't change, Rampling said.
US destroyer docks at Beirut Port
Decide on border talks with Israel, nonchalant Schenker says
over Hezbollah, economy
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE