Berri welcomes UN's Kardel, lauds UNIFIL efforts

NNA – Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark – the newly appointed Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), visited on Thursday Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, who briefed her on the current situation in Lebanon and the region.

Welcoming Kardel, President Berri praised “the good existing relations between UNIFIL, the Lebanese army, and the people of South Lebanon.” He also commended the UN Secretary-General’s stances concerning the most recent political crisis in Lebanon.

Talks between the pair touched as well on the latest international report on UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which clearly enumerated the many Israeli violations of the resolution.

Addressing the issue of maritime borders and the exclusive economic zone in Lebanon, Berri reiterated the need for the United Nations to complete what it had started on this issue.

In turn, Kardel confirmed the United Nations’ determination to pursue its efforts in this regard.

Berri also said that the most important assistance to Lebanon concerning the Syrian refugee dossier was reaching a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

Berri later received the Lebanese ambassadors to Egypt, Ali Halabi, United Arab Emirates, Fouad Shehab Dandan, Sultanate of Oman, Albert Samaha, Armenia, Maya Dagher, and Colombia, Ara Khashadrian, on the occasion of their nearing departure from Lebanon.


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