Army commander Jean Kahwaji and a French defense official signed Monday the final part of the French-Saudi deal to support the Lebanese military, according to France’s Foreign Ministry Tuesday.

The agreement, funded by a $3 billion Saudi grant, will go toward buying French weapons, equipment and vehicles and will also cover the cost of military training. The final requirement before it can be implemented is Saudia Arabia’s signature.

Admiral Edouard Guillaud, the head and representative of the French ODAS defense sales company, signed on behalf of France. […]