Issued on Tuesday, the memorandum allocates $47 million to help the Lebanese Army combat the effects of the ongoing economic crisis in Lebanon.
Soaring inflation and an unabated deterioration in overall living conditions have plunged many Lebanese soldiers below the poverty line.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to withdraw $25 million in goods and services from the U.S. government and direct it as immediate assistance to Lebanon’s military institution, as per the memorandum.
The remaining $22 million of the package will also be immediately provided to the Lebanese Army, in the form of defense materials and supplies.
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