It is summer time in Tyre, south Lebanon, the city from where the tour to know Lebanon starts.
Since taking the helm last month, UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, today chaired his first tripartite meeting with senior delegations from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today welcomed the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of resolution 2433 (2018) that extends the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force for another year under UN Security Council Resolution 17
Four months of efforts of UNIFIL peacekeepers, together with the local authorities of Shaqra Municipality in south-eastern Lebanon, came to fruition this week with the inauguration of a children’s park and public garden in the area.
In his first official meetings as UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission, Major General Stefano Del Col made separate courtesy calls to top Lebanese officials in Beirut today and yesterday, including with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, the Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister