The neighboring Syrian conflict presents a continuous threat to Lebanon’s security and stability. In partnership with Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program, a Canadian Armed Forces Training Assistance Team (CTAT) is based in Lebanon to undertake capacity-building initiatives through Operation IMPACT that support efforts to secure the Lebanon-Syria border. Since 2019, Lebanon has participated in Canada’s Military Training and Cooperation Program.
Under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1757, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) was established at The Hague, the Netherlands, to investigate the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri and other victims. Canada has supported the STL from the outset and has made contributions valued at over $7 million to it, including secondments of Canadian police officers. The STL’s first two prosecutors were Canadians, and Canada is the vice-chair of the STL Management Committee.
Partnerships and organizations
To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Lebanon work closely in multilateral fora, such as: