UN – Lebanon – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon (18 October 2017)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, received, Sigrid Kaag, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon on October 18, 2017.

He assured her of his full support and thanked her for the way in which she is carrying out her mission in Lebanon.

Mr. Le Drian reaffirmed to his interlocutor his attachment to Lebanon’s stability and security in the face of the challenges before it, and underscored the contribution of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to that end.

The minister also took stock of the initiatives announced by President Macron during President Michel Aoun’s state visit to France and expressed the desire to work closely on these with the UN, as well as with other partners of France. The minister and the special coordinator agreed on the importance of strengthening the Lebanese state.