On the eve, the ambassador met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The head of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces Joseph Votel also took part in the conversation.
We discussed assistance programs (Lebanon) through the US Department of Defense. A new batch of weapons - in the amount of $ 120 million - includes six light multi-purpose helicopters MD-530, six unmanned aerial vehicles, communications equipment and night vision devices,told Richard.
According to her, this equipment and equipment will allow "to strengthen the capabilities of the Lebanese army while ensuring the protection of the country's borders and carrying out counter-terrorist operations."
Earlier, the embassy stressed that Lebanon is among the five largest recipients of US military assistance. Over the past 10 years, the United States has delivered to this country weapons and military equipment for $ 1,5 billion.