Mr. Prime Minister, Ladies and gentlemen of the media,
Good afternoon everyone. Salam Aleykum,
I am very pleased to be back in Lebanon. The United Nations has a major presence here and I thank Lebanon’s leaders for the support they have extended to our Organization.
Before I talk about my visit, I would like to express my deepest condolences for the death of a Lebanese soldier today in Wadi Rayan, in the outskirts of Arsal near the Syrian border.