Lebanese President Michel Aoun praised the support and assistance provided by the UN to Lebanon, describing the UNIFIL as a supporting factor to Lebanon.
“There is no doubt that Lebanon, throughout the numerous crises that have stormed it, has found in the United Nations a stability supporting factor through the UNIFIL, and a partner in development through its organs operating in my country.”
President Aoun remarks were part of a speech delivered yesterday, via video technology, on the occasion of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.
He asserted Lebanese “attachment to the noble principles of the United Nations, its charter, and to the noble goals it aspires to in the interest of the peoples of the world,” calling for the introduction of necessary reforms on the way that this international institution operates. The president also called to double efforts in helping needy countries for a better future.
President Aoun praised the support and assistance provided by the UN, and friendly countries, in addressing the huge repercussions of the Beirut Port explosion and recovering from the economic-financial crisis, calling on the world to help Lebanon secure the safe return of displaced Syrians to their homeland.
“Lebanon is suffering from the brunt of the unprecedented crises that burden his shoulders. Lebanon will not be able to continue hosting the largest number of refugees in the world, relative to its population”, the president was quoted by National News Agency as saying.
In addition, the President stressed that difficulties will not deter Lebanon from pursuing its positive role at the international level, and its constructive interaction with the UN and within the International Community.