French President calls for Lebanese Army support
The international community must provide further support to the Lebanese Army in its fight against terrorism, French President Francois Hollande said Monday, The Daily Star reported.
During a joint press conference with the Iraqi president in Paris, Hollande spoke on the need to fight ISIS wherever it exists.
The comments came at the end of the conference to coordinate international efforts to fight the extremist ISIS group.
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil was present at the conference, along with the foreign ministers of 23 other countries, including Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
Speaking on the situation facing Lebanon, which witnessed battles between the Army and ISIS militants in the northeastern town of Arsal last month, Hollande stressed the need to safe-guard the unity and sovereignty of the county, and to help it the Syrian refugee crisis through the International Support Group and the United Nations.