Hitti, Kubis discuss preparations underway for Brussels conference, UNIFIL mandate


Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Nassif Hitti, on Wednesday welcomed UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, with whom he broached preparations underway for Brussels conference, and UNIFIL's mandate in Lebanon.

"We've discussed issues of common concern, the most important of which are the ongoing preparations for Brussels Conference. This is an important event because it is the first time it brings together (post Covid-19) international parties to discuss Lebanon's needs -- not only those of Syrian refugees, but also those of host communities in Lebanon. We've discussed the best means Lebanon could benefit from this opportunity," Kubis said on emerging.

"We also had a quick review on UNIFIL's mandate in south Lebanon since the minister had previously discussed this issue with UNIFIL Commander, General Del Col," Kubis added.