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Marine official highlights U.S. support for Army.

Summary: The commander of United States Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, visited Beirut Friday to highlight Washington's support for Lebanon.

BEIRUT: The commander of United States Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, visited Beirut Friday to highlight Washington's support for Lebanon. Mundy and U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited a number of Lebanese Army sites and met with senior officials, a statement from the U.S. Embassy said. "In his meetings, General Mundy highlighted the U.S. government's partnership with Lebanon, which provided nearly $300 million of security assistance in 2018," the statement said. It added that Mundy reaffirmed U.S. support for the Lebanese Army in its capacity as the sole, legitimate defender of Lebanon. "General Mundy's visit follows a series of joint military and security training exercises in Lebanon, such as Resolute Response, which have increased professionalism, capabilities, and collaboration with the [Lebanese Army]," the statement said.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Geographic Code:7LEBA
Date:Jul 20, 2019
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