Lebanon: EU Ambassador Christina Lassen meets with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri
December 19, 2018
EU Ambassador Christina Lassen met yesterday with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri. The meeting focused on the government formation process and the discovery of tunnels at Lebanon’s southern border. Ambassador Lassen underlined the need to de-escalate the tense situation. She stressed the need for Lebanon to recognize breaches of Resolution 1701 from the Lebanese side, investigate the matter and to condemn all breaches of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
The meeting also tackled the progress of the consultation efforts to form a new government. “The European Union welcomes all efforts towards forming a government at the very soonest”, said Ambassador Lassen and expressed hope “that all State institutions will function properly in 2019, for the benefit of Lebanon and the Lebanese people”. This is even more crucial now given the tense regional situation.