| 2 February 2023, Thursday |

President Aoun follows up on southern maritime border demarcation issue with UN’s Wronecka

General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic, met with Mrs. Joanna Wronecka, UN Special Coordinator in Lebanon, today at Baabda Palace.

The President assured Wronecka that Lebanon’s constitutional process will continue after the parliamentary elections, with parliamentary deliberations leading to the appointment of a personality to form the next government.

President Aoun stated his desire that this will happen as quickly as possible, given the entitlements that await the next administration.

The President also indicated that the parliamentary elections witnessed practices that violate the laws, perhaps the most important of which is that some candidates exceeded the specified financial limits, in addition to the purchase of votes in a number of constituencies, as well as foreign interference in politics, money and the media. 

In this context, President Aoun asserted that local, international, European and Arab observers, who followed the course of the electoral process, documented these practices and will be present in the reports they will submit to the authorities they represent and the competent judicial references.

On the other hand, President Aoun revealed that the Lebanese side will inform the American mediator to the indirect negotiations to demarcate the southern maritime borders, Mr. Amos Hochstein, of the unified Lebanese position regarding the proposed proposals to resume these negotiations, which preserve Lebanon’s rights.

For her part, Mrs. Wronecka had congratulated President Aoun on the completion of the parliamentary elections, which were completedpositively inside and outside Lebanon, and hoped that the new government would be formed as soon as possible given the tasks required of it at the present time. 

Wronecka indicated that the UN is ready to contribute to everything that would move the indirect negotiations to demarcate the southern maritime borders, praising President Aoun’s wisdom and his role in this delicate stage in Lebanon’s history.

  • NNA