Statement by UNIFIL HoM/FC on the visit of Caretaker Prime Minister Miqati (16 December 2022)
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.
I especially want to thank the authorities and first responders who were on the ground Wednesday night, for their quick action.
I look forward to your support and cooperation going forward, as we investigate what happened.
We are all processing the shocking events, and mourning the loss of Private Sean Rooney, a young Irish soldier with a bright future ahead of him.
We wish Private Shane Kearney, who was very seriously injured, a full and swift recovery, along with their two injured colleagues.
Thank you, Prime Minister, for your support and solidarity.