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Security Council Press Statement on Lebanon
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Liu Jieyi (China):
Security Council members welcomed the high-level launch of the International Support Group for Lebanon on 25 September by the UN Secretary-General, in coordination with the President of the Republic of Lebanon, and the momentum generated through this and subsequent activities. Security Council members further welcomed the Group’s successful mobilization of support for Lebanon to address the country’s humanitarian, security, and socioeconomic needs. They encouraged continued efforts to rally support for Lebanon.
Security Council members recalled previous resolutions and statements on Lebanon, in particular the presidential statement adopted on 10 July 2013, and expressed their deep concern at the impact of the crisis in Syria on Lebanon’s stability. They appealed to all Lebanese people to preserve national unity in the face of attempts to undermine the country’s stability and stressed the importance for all Lebanese parties to respect Lebanon’s policy of disassociation and to refrain from any involvement in the Syrian crisis, consistent with their commitment in the Baabda Declaration.
Security Council members urged all parties in Lebanon to engage constructively to facilitate the formation of a Government as soon as possible that respects Lebanon’s democratic and constitutional principles, responds effectively to the many security, humanitarian and development challenges facing Lebanon and fulfils Lebanon’s international obligations.
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