Lebanon: inauguration of the EU-funded LAF Model Regiment HQ

June 15, 2022
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EU Delegation to Lebanon

The Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon and Expertise France inaugurated the Headquarters of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Model Regiment in the town of Srebbine.

This project, funded by the European Union for a total amount of 6 million euros, aims to improve the stability and security of Lebanon by strengthening the capabilities of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to deploy in the south of the country. Expertise France, the French public agency for international technical assistance, was selected to implement the project between October 2019 and June 2022. 

The Model Regiment Headquarters includes all functions and services needed by the Lebanese Armed Forces in terms of command, operations, accommodation and logistics on around 6000 built square meters. Up to 310 personnel can be housed in this fully equipped infrastructure.

In his opening speech, H.E. Mr. Ralph Tarraf, Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon, indicated that “this project reflects the commitment of the European Union to help build and reinforce the capabilities of Lebanese state institutions, including the LAF, and highlights its pledge at the Rome II Conference on Lebanon to assist the country in the implementation of UNSCR 1701“.

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