Former US President Jimmy Carter visits UNIFIL
Former United States President Jimmy Carter today visited the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon, where he was received by UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Claudio Graziano. He undertook an aerial tour of the Line of Withdrawal and interacted with peacekeepers deployed in the area.
UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Claudio Graziano thanked President Carter for his support to UNIFIL’s mission.
“President Carter’s long engagement in the service of peace and conflict resolution in the Middle East needs no elaboration. We highly value his contribution to the cause, of which UNIFIL is an essential part,” Major-General Graziano said. “His presence here today testifies to the international community’s support for our mission and underlines the importance of the continued commitment of the parties to their respective obligations under UN Security Council resolution 1701.”
Major-General Graziano briefed President Carter on the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations and the work of the peacekeepers in collaboration with the Lebanese Armed Forces.