SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 27 September 2021, Monday |

UN calls upon Lebanon to form a government, or else..

The United Nations called for the “formation of a Lebanese government with full powers able of putting the country on the path to recovery.”

This came in a press conference held yesterday, Friday, by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, via a teleconference with journalists at the headquarters of the International Organization in New York.

Haq said that “the United Nations’ call came from the UN Special Coordinator to Lebanon Joanna Wronica, during a closed consultation session of the Security Council held on Thursday, which was attended by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.”

He added that “Wronica, in her testimony, highlighted the multiple social, economic, financial and political difficulties accumulating in the country and their impact on the Lebanese, and renewed calls by the United Nations to form a government with full powers able of putting the country on the path to recovery.”

Haq indicated that the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will visit the Middle East from 25th till the 30th of July.

“During his visit to Lebanon and Israel, Lacroix will hold meetings with government officials and key stakeholders to discuss the international peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL)’s operations”

The European Union foreign ministers announced a few days ago their intention to impose sanctions on  Lebanese leaders and officials because of disruption,  before the end of this month.