Friday, October 04, 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati, Caretaker Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon

New York, 3 October 2013
The Secretary-General met with Mr. Najib Mikati, caretaker Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon. They discussed the follow-up to the launch of the International Support Group for Lebanon convened by the Secretary-General to address challenges in the humanitarian, economic and security areas as a result of the continuing impact of the conflict in Syria on Lebanon. They noted the importance of continued united international support, including the critical need to assist Lebanon in meeting immediate and longer-term requirements resulting from the growing presence of refugees from Syria. The Secretary-General stressed the importance that the United Nations attaches to preserving Lebanon's stability and security, including through the policy of disassociation, as well as preventing a return to impunity in Lebanon.