The Secretary-General met today with H.E. General Michel Sleiman, President of the Republic of Lebanon. They discussed the need to preserve Lebanon’s stability and security from the continuing impact of the conflict in Syria.
They also exchanged views on the international support for Lebanon’s sovereignty, disassociation policy, and State institutions, including the Lebanese Armed Forces. They discussed the Secretary-General’s initiative to establish an International Support Group for Lebanon to help address immediate challenges in the humanitarian, economic and security areas.
The Secretary-General commended President Sleiman for his leadership and thanked the people of Lebanon for their generosity in hosting and assisting refugees from Syria.