UNIFIL concludes two training courses for Lebanese army, security forces in Marjayoun

The UNIFIL Eastern Sector Command organized Saturday the closing ceremony of the five-day Internal Security Forces training course and joint training exercise in cities with the Lebanese army at the Miguel de Cervantes base in Marjayoun.

Patronized by Eastern Sector Commander's representative, Eastern Region Chief-of-Staff Antonio Romero Lucada, the ceremony was attended by participants in both sessions, trainers and representatives of the army and security forces.

"Through these training courses, we will be ready for any sudden arising situation," said Lucada. "The exercises help us to strengthen the capabilities of our soldiers, and the joint exercises help build a bridge of friendship between the different government departments and UNIFIL, which plays an important role at this time," he added.

In turn, participants attested to the benefit of these joint exercises "in giving them new knowledge and enhancing their expertise through exposure to other participants of different nationalities."

They praised the "efforts of UNIFIL peacekeepers in maintaining stability in Lebanon, in implementation of Resolution #1701," and thanked "UNIFIL for organizing such joint exercises."

At the ceremony's end, the Eastern Sector Chief-of-Staff, Lebanese army and ISF representatives and a number of Sector officers handed participants their "certificates of accomplishment".

Source: National news Agency