The U.N. Security Council held a closed meeting on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in Lebanon.
The U.N. announced that Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka had informed the Security Council of recent developments in the crisis-hit country and shed light on its prevailing economic, social, financial, and political difficulties and their effects on people.
The closed meeting, attended by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, included discussions on the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1701.
Wronecka hoped that the resolution would be truly and fully adhered to, praising the Lebanese Army’s role in maintaining security and stability in Lebanon.
The diplomat also urged the formation of a government that can place the country on the road to recovery.
“The United Nations is doing everything in its power to alleviate the crisis, but the responsibility to save Lebanon ultimately lies in the hands of the Lebanese leaders,” she said.
The U.N. said the Security Council discussions also focused on the importance of holding elections in Lebanon in 2022, within constitutional timeframes and characterized by freedom and integrity.
Apart from that, as the first anniversary of the August 4 Beirut explosion approaches, Wronecka reiterated the call for a comprehensive, transparent, and clean investigation into the deadly blast, stressing that the families of victims deserve justice.