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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON LEBANON TRIBUNAL
The following Security Council press statement on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was delivered today by Council President Jean-Maurice Ripert ( France):
The members of the Security Council received a briefing today from Under-Secretary-General Nicolas Michel on the Secretary-General’s report on the implementation of resolution 1757 (2007) regarding the establishment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the report and commended the Secretary-General for his efforts.
They encouraged him to continue to undertake, in coordination, when appropriate, with the Government of Lebanon, the steps and measures necessary to establish the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
They welcomed the Secretary-General’s intention to invite Member States to contribute to financing, in accordance with the provisions of resolution 1757 (2007), the establishment and activities of the Special Tribunal.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the favourable disposition expressed by the Netherlands to host the Special Tribunal.
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