Statement by the Spokesperson following the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2373 renewing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
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On 30 August 2017, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2373 renewing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for one year. The EU welcomes the Resolution and reaffirms its full support to UNIFIL, including its maritime component, whose deployment, alongside the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), is crucial to maintain stability and security in southern Lebanon and along the Lebanese shores.
In order to fulfil its mandate, it is important that UNIFIL is provided with the necessary means and equipment to guarantee its full operational capability. Several EU Member States are making significant contributions to UNIFIL. In parallel, assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces must continue to allow it to maintain security across the country and fight terrorism.