French, Saudi defense ministers discuss military aid for Lebanon

The Saudi and French defense ministers discussed in Riyadh Sunday the delivery of military aid to Lebanon.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited his Saudi counterpart Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.
They discussed the Saudi-funded $3 billion grant to purchase French weapons for the Lebanese army.
The aid package was announced in December 2013 by then-President Michel Sleiman. The deal will go to buy French weapons, equipment and vehicles for the Lebanese army. It will also cover the cost of military training.
Last month, the final papers between France, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon were signed, so that France could start delivering the weapons to Lebanon.

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