BEIRUT — Germany pledged on Wednesday to provide the cash-strapped Lebanese Army with fuel and medical supplies aid worth €2 million.
After meeting with the Lebanese Army Chief Joseph Aoun in Yarzeh, the head of the German military, Carsten Breuer, announced Germany's "provision of aid to the Lebanese Army, including an amount of fuel worth 1 million euros and an amount of medical supplies [also] worth 1 million euros," the state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported.
Aoun and Breuer also discussed ways of cooperation between the two countries.
When asked if Germany already transferred the aid, a source in the Lebanese Army told L'Orient Today Thursday that Breuer's statement was a promise, adding that the Army had not yet received the aid. He added that Germany had previously aided the Lebanese navy.
The German Embassy in Beirut did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
On Aug. 30, Qatar pledged to provide the Lebanese army with fuel for six months.
The Lebanese Army, severely hit by the country's financial crisis since 2019, regularly receives financial aid from several countries, most notably the US, Qatar, Italy, France and Turkey.