Friday, 30 July 2021 05:21 GMT

UNSC discusses situation in Lebanon


(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, July 22 (KUNA) -- UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka on Thursday briefed the UN Security Council on the latest developments in the country, shedding light on social, economic, financial and political effects on people.
The Council held a closed-door session to discuss the implementation of the Resolution 1701.
It listened to briefings from Wronecka, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano, based on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' report.
Wronecka hope for a real commitment to full implementation of the resolution. She lauded the Lebanese army's role in maintaining the country's security and stability as well as close cooperation with UNIFIL.
She renewed the UN calls for forming a government with full authorities to help the country be recovered.
The coordinator said that the UN does its best to lessen the crisis, holding the Lebanese leaders accountable for saving the country.
On the advent of the first anniversary of Beirut blast, Wronecka renewed the UN chief's call for conducting a transparent, comprehensive and fair probe.
At the end of the statement, she welcomed international community's continued readiness for helping Lebanon.
The discussions focused on holding fair and transparent elections in 2022 within the constitutional grace periods. (end)
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