Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond held talks on Thursday with Prime Minister Tammam Salam at his residence in Beirut’s Msaytbeh area.
The meeting did not take place at the Grand Serail because Salam is in mourning over his mother’s death.
Hammond said after the meeting that he discussed with the Lebanese PM Britain’s military support to Lebanon.
He pledged to continue in the future to consolidate Lebanon’s security in the confrontation with jihadists.
"We are delighted by the way that the UK support has been translated by the Lebanese armed forces in strengthening border security and enabling the armed forces to take the fight to Daesh and keep Lebanon safe from the incursions of Daesh," he said, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.
Hammond also held talks with Speaker Nabih Berri at Ain el-Tineh.