US Congress delegation meets Lebanese army commander
Written by KUNA   
Sunday, 19 August 2007

Lebanese Army Commander General Sleiman
Lebanese Army Commander General Sleiman

BEIRUT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- A delegation of the US Congress met Friday with commander of the Lebanese army General Michel Sleiman and discussed the American military assistance to the Lebanese armed forces.

Sleiman thanked the delegation after the US administration's approval of USD 321 million assistance package to the Lebanese army in 2006-07, a statement by the army said. Sleiman hoped the package included modern weapons to enable the army boost its capabilities in the fight against terrorism.
The Lebanese army commander commended the American efforts to help the Lebanese army and the swift dispatch of the military equipment and ammunition. (end) KUNA 172012 Aug 07NNNN