The British Ambassador to Lebanon, Hamish Cowell, oversaw on Wednesday the handover of 60 tons of spare parts and tires for Land Rovers at the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Logistics Base in Kfarshema, according to a statement published by the embassy.

This contribution — worth £2 million — underscores the United Kingdom’s commitment to supporting the LAF in their efforts to maintain stability and security.

“The package of 225 engines, 737 brand new tires, and essential Land Rover spare parts will facilitate the servicing, repairs, and maintenance of over 440 military vehicles. This will strengthen operational readiness, mobility, and road safety for the Land Border Regiments,” the statement added.

Ambassador Hamish Cowell expressed his pride in the UK being able to “contribute to the Lebanese Armed Forces’ resilience and operational readiness.”

“The LAF plays a critical role, under the leadership of General Joseph Aoun, in safeguarding Lebanon and its people amid the prevailing challenges, especially with the ongoing cross-border fighting in south Lebanon,” he said.

The ambassador highlighted that “the equipment is vital for the operations of the Land Border Regiments tasked with securing Lebanon’s borders and combating smuggling and terrorist activities,” reaffirming the “UK’s commitment to supporting the LAF and to strengthening Lebanon’s security and stability.”