UNIFIL commander meets the new Lebanese premier Tamam Salam

20/02/14

Division General Paul Serra, Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) met the new Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam in Beirut.

The new premier Salam expressed his appreciation for the situation of calm and stability maintained in the UNIFIL operation area, stating that "the work carried out jointly with the Lebanese Armed Forces has produced a substantial improvement in the security of the south of the country and that 'intent remains to continue on this path of strategic partnership ".

During the meeting, aspects related to the mandate of the UNIFIL mission regarding the implementation of the UN Security Council 1701 resolution were addressed, with particular attention to cooperation between UNIFIL peacekeepers and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

At the end of the talks, the Force Commander thanked the prime minister for the continued support received from the government authorities in support of the mission.

Source: UNIFIL MPIO magg.Antonio Bernardo