The Security Council issued a statement on Wednesday on the general situation in Lebanon commending PM Saad Hariri's decision to continue his term.
The members of the Security Council commended the convening in Paris on December 8, 2017 of a ministerial meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG), chaired by the United Nations and France and attended by Hariri, and the Joint Statement issued at the end of the meeting. They also welcomed previous efforts which contributed to the resumption of the Council of Ministers on December 5, 2017.
The Council reaffirmed strong support for the stability, security, territorial integrity, sovereignty, and political independence of Lebanon, in accordance with Security Council resolutions 1701 (2006), 1680 (2006), and 1559 (2004), as well as other relevant Security Council resolutions and statements of the President of the Security Council on the situation in Lebanon.
Recalling the need to protect Lebanon from the crisis that are destabilizing the Middle East, the Council called upon all regional States and organizations to work for the political, social, economic, and financial stability and security of Lebanon, in full respect of its sovereignty and integrity.