The first batch of a $60 million grant provided by Qatar was received by the Lebanese military on Friday, the Lebanese army announced.
The distribution of financial aid to military personnel, which was granted to support the salaries of the army members, began, according to the army.
Qatar’s support for Lebanon and its army amid the challenges it faces due to the deteriorating economic situation was praised by Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun.
$60 million in support for the Lebanese army was announced by Qatar last June.
“This support comes as part of Qatar’s commitment to supporting the Lebanese people, in addition to its firm belief in the importance and necessity of joint Arab action,” it said.
According to Qatar’s official news agency, Doha announced the supply of 70 tons of food aid to the Lebanese army, monthly and for a year last July.