Ambassador Christina Lassen, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, met today with Prime Minister Saad Hariri to discuss the recent developments in the country and EU-Lebanon relations.
Ambassador Lassen welcomed Prime Minister Hariri's return to the country. She expressed hope for a constructive dialogue among political parties carried by a joint understanding of the importance of the stability, unity, integrity and sovereignty of Lebanon and its people. She also commended the Prime Minister for his efforts to safeguard the stability and security of the country.
"Lebanon's independence and stability is a priority for the European Union amidst the regional turmoil," Ambassador Lassen said. She underlined that the EU will continue to work together with Lebanon to build on the achievements accomplished, including the holding of timely parliamentary elections next year. "We will pursue our support to the Lebanese institutions, army, security agencies and to the people of Lebanon to respond to the current challenges in the spirit of our longstanding partnership with the country. Our commitment in support of Lebanon is firm and lasting," Ambassador Lassen stressed.