Army commander inaugurates barracks and training center in Arsal, pledges Army support for people of Bekaa

Army Chief, General Joseph Aoun, attended this Thursday the inauguration of the training center of Dahr al-Jabal in Arsal, funded by the Canadian authorities, and the opening of the Capt. Ahmad Tabikh barracks in Labweh, in the presence of the Canadian Ambassador to Lebanon, Emmanuelle Lamoureux and senior officers from the Lebanese and Canadian sides.

General Aoun thanked the Canadian authorities and their embassy in Lebanon for "financing the establishment of the training center in Arsal; a major step towards improving the military level and enhancing cooperation between the two countries and the two armies."

He also praised "the sacrifices of Capt. Ahmed Tabikh in confronting the threat of terrorism," stressing the "importance of the Bekaa area (...) which has formed a fortress to upholding conviviality. The Army was and will forever be next to the people of the Bekaa, and will support them to achieve full security."

For her part, Ambassador Lamoureux stressed "the importance of partnership between the two friendly countries," and underscored the role of the military institution in achieving stability in the country and facing internal and external challenges.

Source: National News Agency