Serra Meets Miqati, Says UNIFIL, Army 'Partnership' Is Basis for Troops' Success

UNIFIL commander Maj.-Gen. Paolo Serra stated on Saturday that the “strategic partnership” between the Lebanese Armed Forces and the United Nations' peacekeeping troops is “the mainstay for the success of the soldiers' mission on ground.”

"I value the strong partnership between the army and the UNIFIL despite the challenges the country is facing,” Serra said in a released statement after meeting with caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati.

He added: “I stress on this strategic cooperation that is the mainstay for the success of the UNIFIL's mission on ground.”

The UNIFIL commander stressed on the troops' “commitment” to carry on with their mission to maintain security and stability in South Lebanon, amid the region's critical stage.

Meanwhile, Miqati “expressed his appreciation and support to the UNIFIL's work in the South," according to Serra's statement.

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