UN Special Coordinator Kaag visits Tehran
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Ms. Sigrid Kaag concluded a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran for meetings with Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Jaberi Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi, as well as members of the international community. Discussions focused on the situation in Lebanon and regional developments. The dialogue also centred on follow-up to the Security Council's Presidential Statement of 22 July, in particular its call on all parties to engage in negotiating a compromise agreement with the aim of ending the political and institutional crisis in Lebanon, and the criticality of the election of a President, the formation of a unity government and the election of a Parliament by May 2017.
The visit to Tehran is part of the Special Coordinator’s ongoing consultations with key regional and international stakeholders on Lebanon’s stability and security.