French Defense Minister arrives in Beirut

APRIL 19, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Odrian, arrived Sunday evening in Beirut, where he will be overseeing the handing-over of the first batch of French weapons to the Lebanese Army, as part of the Saudi Arabian grant to Lebanon.

Deputy Prime Minister, National Defense Minister Samir Moqbel was at Rafic Hariri International Airport to welcome his French counterpart.

Moqbel is to host a gala dinner in Odrian’s honor this evening at his Rabieh residence.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON