BEIRUT: United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly said Thursday that ending the fighting in Syria was a top priority for the U.N., noting its effect on stability and security in Lebanon.
Plumbly said the U.N. Security Council and the international community were resolute in their stance to protect Lebanon from regional instability.
Plumbly’s remarks were made during an event at the American University of Beirut to mark U.N.Day. Plumbly lauded the resilience of the Lebanese people and stressed that the U.N. would remain a strong partner in the period ahead.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office released a statement earlier which isolated fighting in Syria as the U.N.’s “biggest security challenge.”