Ladies and gentlemen, Salam alaykoum, sana saeeda
I am very pleased to be back in Lebanon.
This is my first trip abroad in my second term as the Secretary-General.
But this is in total my third visit to Lebanon as the Secretary-General as you may know.
I am in Lebanon to underline my personal commitment to stability, security and peace in this country.
The United Nations has a major presence here.
UNIFIL is our third-largest peacekeeping operation in the world.
Beirut is home to our Regional Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).