U.N. Security Council urges support for Lebanon

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The U.N. Security Council Monday called on the international community to help Lebanon tackle its spiralling economic crisis and humanitarian challenges.

"Security Council member states expressed support to Lebanon to help it exit the current crisis and to address the economic, security, humanitarian challenges,” a statement from the permanent mission of France to the U.N. said after the council met for its regular meeting on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.

Members states also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon and called on the international community and international organizations to help Lebanon in containing the pandemic.

Speaking of an economic rescue plan that Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government recently passed, the UNSC “took note of the urgent need for the Lebanese authorities to respond to the aspirations of the Lebanese people by implementing meaningful economic reforms, and notably the commitments made in the framework of the CEDRE conference as well as at the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting held in Paris on the 11th of December.”

The U.N. Security Council Monday called on the international community to help Lebanon tackle its spiralling economic crisis and humanitarian challenges.

"Security Council member states expressed support to Lebanon to help it exit the current crisis and to address the economic, security, humanitarian challenges,” a statement from the permanent mission of France to the U.N. said after the council met for its regular meeting on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.

Members states also discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon and called on the international community and international organizations to help Lebanon in containing the pandemic.

Speaking of an economic rescue plan that Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s government recently passed, the UNSC “took note of the urgent need for the Lebanese authorities to respond to the aspirations of the Lebanese people by implementing meaningful economic reforms, and notably the commitments made in the framework of the CEDRE conference as well as at the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting held in Paris on the 11th of December.”