US delegation to discuss support for army during Beirut visit


A delegation from the U.S. Congress’ foreign affairs committee will arrive today, Tuesday in Beirut for talks with Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker PM Najib Mikati, Army chief Joseph Aoun and possibly caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, a media report said.

“The visit is aimed at discussing the situations of the military institution and the aid it needs, and the delegation will submit a report to Congress for a decision to be taken as to assisting the army,” al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

According to reports, Paris is preparing to host an army support conference on February 27 while Rome will organize a similar conference in early March.

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