EU/Lebanon Association Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Matjaž Šinkovec, Slovenian Secretary State for Foreign Affairs, and Tarek Mitri, Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs
Following the EU/Lebanon Association Council, Matjaž Šinkovec, Slovenian Secretary State for Foreign Affairs, and Tarek Mitri, Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, gave a joint press conference on the current political impasse in Lebanon.
The EU asks for active and constructive support for the international efforts to find a solution a political situation in Lebanon, and in particular to offer full support to the Arab League plan, said Matjaž Šinkovec. He told reporters that the Europeans were expecting Lebanon and Syria to establish normal and good neighbouring relations. "We appeal on Syria to respect Lebanon's political independence and to normalize relations", he added.
Tarek Mitri said that Lebanon still hopes to elect a president in time for the Arab Summit next month.