Defense Minister Zeina Akar, in a statement on Friday, congratulated the Lebanese army upon its 75th foundation anniversary, saying:”We will always rely on our strong and powerful army to protect Lebanon and preserve its sovereignty.”


Minister Akar expressed appreciation for the efforts undertaken by the Lebanese army to maintain security and stability in the country, as well as to protect the border.


Akar also considered that the Lebanese army is currently fighting a new enemy, with resistance and determination, which is the outbreak of the new coronavirus, just as it fights the Israeli enemy.


The Minister stressed that the army combats smuggling, ensures the closure of illegal crossings and provides humanitarian assistance to underprivileged families.


Finally, she paid tribute to the army martyrs, their families and the military institution.


Source: National News Agency

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