Ambassador Christina Lassen, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, met on 7 September with General Joseph Aoun, Commander in Chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces, extending her condolences for the killing of Lebanese soldiers who, recently and since 2014, have lost their lives defending the Lebanese eastern border against extremist groups.
Ambassador Lassen also extended her deepest sympathy to the families of the Lebanese soldiers, as well as to the Lebanese authorities and the people of Lebanon on the day of national mourning.
The EU Head of Delegation paid tribute to the continuous efforts and sacrifices of the Lebanese Army to defend the country and its people and welcomed the determination of all leaders to put an end to terrorism.
“The European Union will continue to support Lebanon's state institutions in their efforts to preserve the unity and stability of the country, and the security of its people. It commends the important role that the Lebanese Armed Forces fulfil as a cornerstone of Lebanese sovereignty and in fighting terrorism,” a statement said.