New York

20 October 2012

Readout of the Secretary-General's telephone call with H.E. Najib Mikati, Prime Minister of Lebanon

The Secretary-General spoke by telephone today with Prime Minister Najib Mikati of Lebanon to discuss Friday's bombing in Beirut.

The Secretary-General offered his deepest condolences for the loss of life, and noted he had issued a strong statement on the attack.

He expressed strong solidarity with the people of Lebanon and commended the Prime Minister, the Government and the President for their handling of the matter.