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Lebanese, U.S. armies discuss cooperation

English.news.cn   2010-07-30 04:19:23 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIRUT, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon and the United States discussed Thursday cooperation between armies of the two countries, the state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported.

According to the report, Lebanese army commander General Jean Kahwaji met with U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Michael Vickers, the two sides discussed cooperation between the two countries' armies.

Meanwhile, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri received on Monday the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander Vershbow.

During their meeting, they discussed the recent developments and the resuming of the U.S. aid program to the Lebanese army.

According to a statement released by the U.S. embassy in Lebanon, Vershbow visited Beirut to reaffirm U.S. commitment to providing security assistance to Lebanon and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

Washington also expressed its willingness to train and equip the LAF, said the statement.

The U.S. embassy in Beirut had announced earlier that Washington will supply Lebanon with 12 Raven unmanned aircraft.

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