General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim (right) laughs with U.N. force commander Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano in Naqoura, south Lebanon, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Lebanon will continue to adhere to U.N Resolution 1701, General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said Friday during a visit to the U.N. peacekeeping force's headquarters in the southern border town of Naqoura.Ibrahim, who hailed UNIFIL's peacekeeping role in Lebanon, stressed the need to continue ongoing coordination between the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL, Andrea Tenenti, the spokesperson for the peacekeeping force, told reporters.U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 ended Israel's summer 2006 war against Lebanon and permitted UNIFIL peacekeepers to expand their presence along Lebanon's southern border.The Ras Naqoura crossing was established to control the movement of U.N. peacekeepers between Lebanon and Israel and members of the International Committee of the Red Cross who are responsible for the repatriation of Lebanese civilians and deceased Lebanese from Israel.
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