NNA – Minister of Justice, Salim Jreissati, paid a visit to the UNIFIL Headquarters and the UN Mission’s area of operation (AO) in south Lebanon today, a statement by the UNIFIL indicated on Friday.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary accompanied the Minister and his 12-member delegation, comprising senior Judges and Ministry officials, from Beirut to UNIFIL’s Sector East Headquarters in Marjayoun and then to the Mission Headquarters in Naqoura, the statement added.
In his briefing to the ministerial delegation, Major General Beary said the situation in UNIFIL’s AO and along the Blue Line remains calm and stable. He also expressed his deep appreciation to the Government of Lebanon for the excellent cooperation accorded to UNIFIL in the fulfilment of its mandate in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 1701.
“It is a very special honour for UNIFIL to have the Lebanese Minister of Justice here, in UNIFIL’s area of operations. This visit sends a very positive message to the Mission and reaffirms Lebanon’s strong commitment to UN Security Council resolution 1701.”