UK Is Giving The Lebanese Army $16 Million In Aid

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The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) will receive $16 million in aid from the United Kingdom between 2022 and 2025, according to Lebanon’s British Ambassador Hamish Cowell.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by LAF Commander in Chief General Joseph Aoun which, according to Cowell, “demonstrates our commitment to continuing our support to and cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces.”

The UK has shown its support for the Lebanese Army since 2008, to which it allocated approximately $100 million.

Just yesterday, the European Union granted Lebanon $243.7 million dollars amidst the country’s economic crisis.