France will provide its final signature to activate the Saudi-funded $3 billion military aid package for the Lebanese Army in three days, Prime Minister Tammam Salam told reporters during a flight to Paris Wednesday.

“On the 13th of this month, the final papers between France and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be signed, so that France could start delivering the weapons to Lebanon,” Salam told reporters accompanying him to the French capital.

The aid package was announced last December by then-President Michel Sleiman. The $3 billion deal will go to buy French weapons, equipment and vehicles for the Lebanese Army. It will also cover the cost of military training. […]