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Italy, Lebanon look to boost defence ties

Ways to strengthen ties between Italy and Lebanon's armed forces and partnerships in the defence sector were the focus of defence undersecretary Giorgio Mule's talks in Beirut on Tuesday with senior officials.

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Med-Or Foundation inks education accord with Lebanon

The Med-Or Foundation has signed an agreement with Lebanon's foreign ministry to foster Italian language teaching and give scholarships and professional training in a range of areas offered by Italian universities.

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Italy committed to UNIFIL, Lebanon's stability

Italy is committed to the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon and to the crisis-hit country's stability, the embassy tweeted after Italian Joint Operations Headquarters Commander Francesco Figliuolo's visit to a UNIFIL base on Thursday.

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MPs to quiz Bombardiere on Lebanon crisis

The lower house of parliament's foreign affairs committee was set to question Italy's ambassador on crisis-hit Lebanon, Nicoletta Bombardiere, via video link on Thursday, according to a statement.

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Guterres in official visit to Lebanon

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres will arrive in Lebanon on Sunday for a four-day official visit to the crisis-hit country, the Italian-led UNIFIL peacekeeping force said in a statement.

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Italy giving Lebanon €14m of aid this year

Italy's overseas aid department is channelling 5.3 million euros to development programmes and 8.25 million euros for humanitarian aid in Lebanon this year, foreign minister Luigi Di Maio stated on Wednesday.

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Lebanon a continuing priority for Italy

Italy is "closely following" events in Lebanon and will give unstinting support to the crisis-hit country's new government's attempts to improve the population's social and economic conditions.

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Del Col urges political, diplomatic solutions for Lebanon

Despite 15 years of peace and stability in Lebanon, its recent strife underlines the need to "redouble" efforts towards a political and diplomatic solution and permanent ceasefire with Israel, the UN peacekeeping force chief, Stefano Del Col, said on Monday.

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Grandi urges more international support for Lebanon

Wrapping up a two-day visit to Lebanon, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi called on nations to boost their aid to Lebanon's population and to over 1.5 million refugees living in the crisis-hit country - the vast majority of whom are Syrians.

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Grandi wishes Lebanon a more secure future

UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi hopes Lebanon will have "a safer, more peaceful future" after at least six Shiites were reported to have been shot dead in Beirut in the worst civil violence since 2008.

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Italy: Lebanon key to region's peace, stability

Italy will keep supporting its longstanding friend and ally Lebanon, a country that is key to the Middle East's peace and stability, deputy foreign minister Marina Sereni said on Monday during a visit.

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Italy gives €1m to WFP school meals programme in Lebanon

Italy has given a million euros to help the UN World Food Programme provide nutritious snacks to pupils in crisis-hit Lebanon, where schools have been closed for months during the Coronavirus pandemic, WFP said on Wednesday, thanking Italy for its generosity.

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