UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro met with senior officers of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israeli army at a U.N. position in Ras al-Naqoura.
The UNIFIL chief highlighted that “Resolution 2650 reiterated the importance of the Tripartite mechanism, strongly urging the parties to make constructive and expanded use of this forum.”
The Force Commander noted that resolution 2650 underscored the parties’ obligations to action and accountability in case of violations
He also urged immediate action to address an increasing number of “incidents of aggressive behavior” along the Blue Line, underlining that it is vital at what is a sensitive time.
With the upcoming olive harvest, he looked forward to long-standing local arrangements assisted by UNIFIL. “This is of immediate and concrete benefit to local communities as a humanitarian arrangement.”