Appointment of Jan Kubis as new UN special coordinator for Lebanon (8 January 2019)

France welcomes the appointment by the UN secretary-general of Jan Kubis as UN special coordinator for Lebanon.

As head of the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL), Mr. Kubis will coordinate the UN’s work in this country in accordance with the relevant resolutions. He can count on France’s full support in carrying out his duties.

We reiterate our special thanks to Mr. Kubis for the work he conducted within the framework of his previous role as UN special representative for Iraq.

France also thanks Pernille Kardel who served as acting head of UNSCOL for more than a year.

In coordination with its international partners, France will continue to lend its support to the security, stability and prosperity of Lebanon.