Lebanon – Meeting between the minister and Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (Paris, April 13, 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, received Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed France’s support for Lebanon and its institutions, especially the Lebanese armed forces, in the face of the major internal and regional challenges facing the country.

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France, together with the International Support Group for Lebanon and the international community, calls on the main Lebanese political actors to overcome their differences in order to allow, as swiftly as possible, the election of a president and the normal functioning of the institutions.

Jean-Marc Ayrault also discussed the close cooperation between France and the UN, notably within the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, as well as assistance from the international community to Lebanon, which is hosting more than a million Syrian refugees.