Lebanon: EU welcomes renewal of UNIFIL mandate

September 1, 2017
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The European Union has welcomed the renewal of the mandate for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), affirming its full support for the UN peacekeeping force.

On 30 August, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2373 renewing UNIFIL’s mandate for one year. “The EU welcomes the Resolution and reaffirms its full support to UNIFIL, including its maritime component, whose deployment, alongside the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), is crucial to maintain stability and security in southern Lebanon and along the Lebanese shores,” an EU statement said.

“Assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces must continue to allow it to maintain security across the country and fight terrorism,” the EU added.

The statement said it was important for UNIFIL to have the necessary means and equipment to guarantee its full operational capability, adding that several EU Member States were making significant contributions to the force.


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EU statement

EU Delegation to Lebanon

Countries covered:

  • Lebanon
Human Rights