Senior delegations from the United States and Lebanon met May 16-17 in Washington, D.C. for the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Lebanon Joint Military Commission (JMC), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said in a statement.
The JMC is the premier bilateral forum for senior U.S. and Lebanese government and military officials to discuss ongoing security assistance and military cooperation, as well as develop plans for our robust security partnership.
The delegations discussed a broad range of diplomatic and security challenges throughout the region, including the crisis in Syria and ways to continue combating violent extremism.
“Lebanon is a critical partner for security in the Middle East,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Kathryn Wheelbarger.
“These discussions have been productive and build on an already robust partnership,” she added.
The United States and Lebanon remain committed to a strong bilateral relationship built on common interests and mutual respect.
The Lebanese delegation was led by Chief of Defense General Jospeh Aoun (photo).
The U.S. delegation was led by Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Kathryn Wheelbarger.