I want to thank the Members of the Lebanese Parliament who are here today, and your colleagues who couldn’t be here, for your kind words, solidarity, and support.
I want to thank Prime Minister Miqati for his visit today and for the strong solidarity he has shown UNIFIL and its peacekeepers. It is much appreciated.
I want to thank the Lebanese government and authorities, who have been steadfast in their support.
Last night a peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured in an incident in Al-Aqbieh, just outside UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon.
We offer our deepest condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of the peacekeeper who died.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro today chaired a Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
Chairing his first Tripartite meeting, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro expressed his hope to use the forum “to move beyond the delivery of statements to emphasise finding solutions.”
During the night of 24 to 25 April, UNIFIL detected a rocket being launched from south Lebanon toward Israel.
Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro was in immediate contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line to urge restraint.