UN Special Coordinator welcomes visit of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to south Lebanon
UN Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag welcomes today’s visit of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Minister of Defence Yaacoub Sarraf and Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun to South Lebanon, including the Blue Line. The visit reflects the continued partnership between the Government of Lebanon and the United Nations in support of the country's stability and security. The Special Coordinator lauds the Government’s continued commitment to strengthen the capacity of the Lebanese Armed Forces.
The Special Coordinator welcomes Prime Minister Hariri's reaffirmation of the Government's commitment to Security Council resolution 1701, and notes that the UN stands ready to continue to provide its good offices to help effect progress on outstanding obligations under the resolution and towards a permanent ceasefire.