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Fahmi meets Rampling, UN’s Kubis, Lazzarini

Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Mohamed Fahmi, on Wednesday received British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, with whom he discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and the projects undertaken by the UK in Lebanon, especially in the social domain.

During the meeting, Minister Fahmi hoped that the British governments continues its support to Lebanon and its people, stressing the need to give Lebanon' current government a chance to prove itself, especially as it includes specialists who seek to secure the country's unity and its recovery.

Fahmi stressed that the Interior Ministry is for all the Lebanese, saying the security services are carrying out their duties away from politics in order to preserve the peacefulness of demonstrations and the safety of demonstrators, and public and private properties.

Ambassador Rampling, in turn, hailed the performance of the security forces, hoping that they will not be part of the conflict, preserving their neutrality.

Rampling said that the security forces and the Lebanese army are drawing with their performance, the map of the new Lebanon.

The UK Ambassador also expressed optimism regarding the new government in Lebanon despite the surrounding circumstances and pressures, pointing out that Britain is highly keen on Lebanon's stability and unity, and it distinguishes between its position on Hezbollah and on the new government and the Lebanese people.

On the other hand, Minister Fahmi met with the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, accompanied by the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Lebanon, Philippe Lazzarini.

Kubis stressed donor countries' support to Lebanon's unity, people and stability.

Kubis also expressed his readiness to work with the Lebanese government and follow up on the implementation of the Rome 2 decisions in terms of the equipment and development of the security forces.

Source: National News Agency

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