British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher announced on Tuesday that his country will provide Lebanon with a financial assistance to fortify its army’s capabilities and to help it confront the Syrian refugees crisis. Fletcher said after a meeting with President Michel Suleiman at the Baabda Palace that his country will supply Lebanon with $20 million to beef up its army’s abilities and with $75 million to support the state with the crisis of the Syrian refugees.


The ambassador hailed Suleiman’s efforts to maintain stability in the country, stressing that Britain will carry out the necessary international contacts to neutralize Lebanon from the conflict in the region. [Link]