PRESIDENT BRIEFS KUBIS ON EFFORTS TO STABILIZE SITUATION, MEETS UNIFIL’S DEL COL
President Michel Aoun received the UN Special Coordinator in Lebanon, Jan Kubic, at Baabda Palace.
President Michel Aoun informed the Special Coordinator of the UN in Lebanon, Jan Kubic, that the work to stabilize the Lebanese situation is ongoing and that there is no impact on the security situation in the country due to the recent security developments. The President stressed the importance of continuing to keep calm on the Southern Borders and preventing negative developments.
During the meeting which was attended by Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Salim Jreisatti, and Kubic’s accompanying delegation, President Aoun stated that contacts are in place to fortify the political situation by accelerating the formation of a new Government to strengthen national unity, and enabling the executive branch to carry out the national tasks entrusted to it.
President Aoun stressed that Lebanon maintains the safety of all its citizens, residing or present on its territory, without discrimination.
The President affirmed that work is in progress to prepare a plan for keeping pace with Cedar Conference recommendations, so that work will commence upon the formation of the new Government, in which President Aoun expressed hope that its formation will be soon.
Mr. Kubic had also conveyed, to the President, the results of his contacts to maintain stability in Lebanon, especially after security developments which took place in Baghdad, last Friday.
President Aoun met the UNIFIL commander, General Stefano Del Cole, and deliberated with him on the situation on Southern Lebanese borders.
The meeting also dealt with recent regional developments and the coordination between the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL, in addition to the outcome of the tripartite Military Committee meeting, which included representatives of the Lebanese Army, UN, and Israeli Army.
During the meeting, General Del Cole expressed satisfaction for the calm prevailing in Southern regions in general and on borders in particular, and hoped that this positive situation will continue, especially along the Blue Line. Del Cole also spoke about the existing cooperation with the Lebanese Army, and the continuous training with UNIFIL.
President Aoun thanked Del Cole for the efforts made by the international forces to maintain stability in the South, reiterating Lebanon’s commitment to international resolutions, especially Resolution 1701, in light of the stability of the Lebanese position regarding the need to maintain calmness along the borders.
The President warned that Lebanon would continue to receive the side effects of wars in the Middle East, which reflect negatively on the Lebanese situation, pointing out to the repercussions of the Syrian displacement on various sectors in Lebanon, in this context, especially the economic conditions which have worsened recently.
President Aoun met the Lebanese Ambassador to China, Melia Jabbour, and discussed with her the relations between both countries.
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