Report: Major Powers Keen to Hold Conference to Back Lebanon's Stabilityإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
World powers are keen on holding a conference on Lebanon given the instability in the region, most notably the Syrian crisis, reported As Safir newspaper on Saturday.
An official Lebanese source said that Russia, China, the United States, and France are in agreement to hold a conference to support Lebanon's stability in order to keep it away from regional conflicts, especially the unrest in Syria.
The meeting will also support Lebanon's economy, its army, and efforts to harbor the Syrian refugees.
The conference is likely to be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The source credited President Michel Suleiman for his efforts to hold the conference, saying that it was discussed during a recent telephone call between him and United States Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week.
According to the source, Kerry voiced his eagerness to ensure the success of the conference, stressing that it should help restore international, regional, and Arab support for Lebanon “after the Lebanese sensed that this backing had waned in light of recent security developments in the country.”
Another meeting on helping Lebanon cater to the needs to the Syrian is scheduled to be held on the margins of the U.N.'s annual General Assembly scheduled for later this month.