U.N. Secretary-General to Visit Lebanon on Sunday


Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will arrive in Lebanon On Sunday afternoon, for a state visit.

"At this challenging time for Lebanon, this will be a visit of solidarity during which the Secretary-General will reaffirm the support of the entire U.N. family – from our political teams and peacekeepers to our humanitarian aid workers and development professionals – for the country and its people," the U.N. said.

Guterres will meet with Government officials, including President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Najib Miqati, as well as a number of religious leaders and civil society representatives.

The U.N. said that Guterres will pay tribute to the victims of the Beirut Port blast and "will also undertake field visits to interact with people impacted by the numerous crises the country has been facing."

The U.N. added that "the Secretary-General will also visit the U.N. Interim Force in southern Lebanon and tour parts of the Blue Line."

The Secretary-General will depart Lebanon on 22 December, the U.N. said.

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