Training exercises near the building of the General Administration of Middle East Airlines

Saturday, 26 November 2022

The Army Command – Directorate of Orientation issued the following statement:

The training exercise on emergency health evacuation during tactical operations was concluded today at Rafic Hariri International Airport, under the supervision of the Border Surveillance and Control Committee of the Lebanese Army in cooperation with a training team from the European International Agency Frontex.

The training was attended by Brigadier General Musa Karneeb Commander of the Embassies Security Service representing the Minister of Interior and Municipalities Judge Bassam Mawlawi, Dr. Mounis Fadlallah Director of the Office of the Minister of Public Works and Transport Eng. Ali Hamiya representing the minister, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Middle East Airlines Mr. Muhammad Al-Hout, in addition to representatives of all agencies operating in the airport.

The exercise was carried out near the building of the General Administration of Middle East Airlines (MEA) by the Rafic Hariri International Airport Guard Battalion, the Military Medical Health School, the Airport Security Service, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, with the participation of elements from the General Directorate of Internal Security Forces, the General Directorate of General Security, the General Civil Defense, the Lebanese Red Cross, and employees of the Middle East Airlines.

This exercise comes as a continuation of the integrated border management strategy, and aims to raise the level of readiness of the elements and units at the airport, and to enhance coordination and integration between the security services operating there and the civil authorities while dealing with emergency security events.