The comments made by James Heappey, the Minister for the Armed Forces, on 6 July 2022.
The UK and Lebanon are close friends and partners. I was proud to see first-hand the positive impact of the military cooperation between our two countries that has spanned more than a decade.
In times of need, the UK stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Lebanon and our partners around the world to tackle shared challenges. In the current context, it is more important than ever that we continue to work together to combat threats to global peace and security.
I have greatly enjoyed my first visit to this beautiful country and hope to return.