Vietnam welcomes formation of Lebanon’s new government

Thursday, 2021-10-21 11:56:23
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UN Deputy Secretary-General Khaled Khiari (Source: Reuters)
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NDO/VNA - Nguyen Phuong Tra, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), has welcomed the formation of a new government and hoped that it will make efforts to carry out necessary reforms to bring the country out of the current crisis.

Addressing the UN Security Council’s meeting on the implementation of the council’s Resolution 1559 related to the Lebanese situation on October 20, Tra appreciated international efforts led by France and the UN to support the Lebanese people, while calling on the relevant authorities of Lebanon to make efforts to strengthen the confidence of the international community, including speeding up the investigation on the explosion in Beirut in August 2020, and urging the parties involved to exercise restraint and avoid any actions and statements that increase tensions.

She also called on relevant parties to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Lebanon in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Khaled Khiari assessed there has been almost no progress in the implementation of Resolution 1559 in recent times, as Lebanon continues to face many challenges, including instable socio-economic situation, increasing poverty and unemployment rates, and sovereignty violated.

Adopted in 2004, Resolution 1559 called for the disarmament of all militias and the extension of government control over all Lebanese territory.