Security Council Calls for National Unity Govt. in Lebanon

Security Council

The UN Security Council expressed hope during a closed session Monday that a new national unity government will be formed in Lebanon, discussing the renewal of the UNIFIL mandate in August, media reports said Tuesday.

“The Council hopes that a new national unity government is swiftly lined up in Lebanon and looks forward to a new mandate for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)," Olof Skoog, Swedish ambassador to the UN told reporters.