The President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received UN Special Coordinator in Lebanon, Mr. Jan Kubis, today at the Presidential Palace, and discussed with him the general conditions and the course of negotiations to demarcate the southern maritime borders in light of the deliberations of the meeting held last Wednesday at UN headquarters at Naqoura. The discussion also tackled the periodic report that Mr. Kubis intends to present to the Security Council on the implementation of Resolution 1701.
Developments of the file for the formation of the new government, and the issue of the US sanctions imposed on a number of Lebanese politicians were also under discussion.
President Aoun offered his condolences to the peacekeeping forces in Sinaa, who died due to a helicopter crash which they were traveling in due to a technical failure.
Internationally, the meeting was attended by Mr. Kubis, Head of the Political Unit, Mrs. Saskia Raming and Ms. Lina Al-Kidwa.
On the Lebanese side, former Minister Salim Jreissati, the Director General of the Presidency of the Republic, Dr. Antoine Choucair, and Advisor, Osama Khashab attended.