UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis Visits Cairo
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis Visits Cairo
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis visited Cairo yesterday and held meetings with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmad Aboul Gheit and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Discussions between the UN Special Coordinator and Foreign Minister Shoukry touched on the latest Lebanese and regional developments.
The Spokesman of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmad Hafez stated that Minister Shoukry highlighted during the meeting Egypt’s keenness on Lebanon’s security, stability and safety, by working on the fulfillment of Lebanon’s national interests and the brotherly Lebanese people’s aspirations, in light of the historic links between the two countries, as well as by distancing Lebanon from the dangers of the regional struggles and the escalation that the region witnessed recently.
The Spokesman of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry noted that the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon outlined his views on the latest Lebanese developments, valuing Egypt’s role on the Lebanese local scene and its efforts to preserve Lebanon and the region’s stability, and expressing his keenness on maintaining coordination and communication with Cairo in this regard.
On another hand, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon visited the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmad Aboul Gheit.
A Secretariat official stated that the meeting tackled the most important developments on the Lebanese local scene since the formation of the new government, as well as the major challenges facing the country in the upcoming period. The official added that the UN Special Coordinator examined the overall situation in Lebanon, including the financial and economic situation, and the requirements to address the current crisis. The Secretary-General affirmed the League’s support to and solidarity with Lebanon, as it accompanied the country throughout the various phases and crises it went through. The official also stressed the importance of the new government’s fulfillment of the Lebanese people’s demands and of its own commitments, in addition to undertaking the necessary economic reforms to allow it to restore the trust of the international community and pave the way for benefiting from international assistance and attracting investments.
The official also indicated that the discussion touched on the regional and international developments and their repercussions on Lebanon, including the “Deal of the Century,” whereas the Secretary-General affirmed the Arab states' rejection of this deal, given that it fails to meet the minimal demands and aspirations of the Palestinian people and violates international resolutions.