Kaag, Bassil discuss situation in Ain al Helwe

 United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, said following her meeting with Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gibran Bassil, that discussions focused on the perturbing situation in Ain al Helwe camp and another topic relevant to UN Security Council resolution 1701.

Kaag called on UNRWA to maintain its services, adding that she agreed to follow up with Minister Bassil the developments and challenges affecting Lebanon.

She reminded of the importance of electing General Michel Aoun as President and the formation of Saad Hariri-led national unity government.

Separately, Bassil received Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Glenn Miles, who said that the meeting “focused on USD 220 million aid to Lebanon over a three-year period.”

The pair tackled means to reinforce bilateral relations.

Afterwards, the minister met with UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, Tanya Chapuisat, who said that a delegation was intending to visit Lebanon mid-March and meet with the Premier and concerned ministers.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka and Netherlands Embassy Charge d’Affaires also paid Bassil a visit.