Mon, 11 Dec 2023

BEIRUT, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army received on Thursday the first shipment of Qatar's fuel donation, the military said in a statement.

The donation is part of Qatar's efforts to assist the Lebanese military during the current financial crisis, the statement said, adding that the remaining portion of the donation will be delivered in the upcoming months.

In late August, the Qatar Fund for Development announced that it would supply the Lebanese army with fuel aid valued at 30 million U.S. dollars over a period of six months.

The Lebanese army has been heavily impacted by a lingering economic and financial crisis that hit the country since 2019. The crisis has caused a collapse of the Lebanese pound and a devaluation of wages for employees in the public sector, including servicemen.

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