Lebanon, Russia to Sign Military Cooperation Treaty


Lebanon and Russia are preparing to sign a military cooperation treaty that involves a “comprehensive framework for coordination” and “joint activities” between the armies of the two countries, media reports said.

An official Russian government website for documents and information has published a government decree authorizing the Russian Defense Ministry to conduct “necessary talks with the relevant Lebanese authorities to draft a final format of the treaty.”

According to the decree, the treaty involves “exchanging information on defense means and enhancing international security capabilities; activating anti-terror cooperation; improving joint cooperation in the fields of cadre training, military exercises and armed forces building; exchanging IT expertise; and establishing mechanisms for cooperation between the two countries' armies in the various military fields.”

Comments 3
Thumb i.report 07 February 2018, 18:27

Je suppose qu'il y a eu un appel d'offre et bonne et due forme que la Russie a gagner grâce à un cahier de charges stricte et des tarifs ultra compétitifs. Je demande donc à voir les preuves de cet appel d'offre en toute transparence.

Thumb i.report 07 February 2018, 18:37

The Americans are donating everything. Same goes for the UK. They're gifts, and the state isn't going into debt for those. Do you see the difference?

Thumb whyaskwhy 08 February 2018, 01:37

Talmud, you may have realized by now that most people on this site do not wear flip flops and ride around Beirut on mopeds. This should be a good indicator that no here is fooled by the Iranian program for helping Lebanon align itself. We the Lebanese do not want your Iran or Pakistan running our nation and are quite happy to resolve our issues in courts rather than killing them in the streets. Your Iran is no different than any other nation that tried its terror around the world will ultimately implode from within leaving misguided youth like you hanging on its thin threads. There is not but a handful of real nations on earth that except Iran for what it stands for and Lebanon is not one of them.