On 14th December 2018 ICMPD held a ceremony to mark the closing of the current Netherlands Assistance to Lebanese Border Agencies (IBM) project. Hosted by LAF, the event was attended by representatives of all the Lebanese border agencies, the Netherlands embassy, Netherlands National Police, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and ICMPD as well as other Lebanese and international partners. Speeches from the ambassador of the Netherlands in Lebanon, Mr. Jan Waltmans, and ICMPD Head of Programme, Mr. Borut Eržen, highlighted the impressive successes achieved by the current project before announcing the commencement of a new €1.8 million Netherlands-funded programme for Lebanon. This three-year project will again be implemented by ICMPD with the aim of supporting the establishment of sustainable border training capabilities within LAF.