LEAF Director, Dr. Mohamad G Abiad, received the Italian Bilateral Military Mission in Lebanon (MIBIL) shield from Brigadier General Marcello Orsi, Commander of the Italian Military Bilateral mission in Lebanon, in appreciation of his collaborative work with the Italian Army in Lebanon.
LEAF and MIBIL have built a long-term collaboration in which Dr. Abiad and LEAF work with the Italian Army based in Lebanon on several projects, including air quality assessment, environmental sampling, and laboratory testing services. MIBIL coordinates, facilitates and develops all national and multinational training activities in Italy and in Lebanon in collaboration with the Lebanese authorities. The work contributes to the increasing the capacity of Lebanon Security Forces in the broader context of the initiatives of the "International Support Group for Lebanon" (ISG).
Specifically, the Italian Mission's objective is to increase the overall capabilities of the Lebanese Security Forces and to enable them to effectively and independently address the precarious security situation in Lebanon.