Special Coordinator Holds Round of Meetings with Lebanese Stakeholders
The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka held a round of meetings this week with Lebanese officials and stakeholders on issues of priority for Lebanon’s peace, security and stability. With Deputy Parliament Speaker Elias BouSaab, they discussed the importance of accelerating the election of a president and the adoption of reform legislation by the Parliament. The Special Coordinator also discussed with the Deputy Speaker Lebanon’s preparations for the beginning of the exploration for oil and gas following the maritime border deal with Israel last year, including the establishment of a sovereign fund. Separately, the Special Coordinator held meetings with MPs Faysal Karami and Fuad Makhzoumi to seek their views on the dynamics within the Sunni community and the positions towards the political impasse, including the need to elect a new President.