Deliveries of Saudi-funded French arms to help Lebanon combat jihadists will begin this April, a spokesman for French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday.

Fabius confirmed the timeframe at a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Romain Nadal told reporters.

Lebanon will be receiving the French weapons as part of a $3 billion (2.65 billion euro) deal with Saudi Arabia to help combat jihadists, including the Islamic State group. […]