UN force commander holds talks with Lebanese and Israeli military officials

UN force commander holds talks with Lebanese and Israeli military officials

Major-General Claudio Graziano
The military chief of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today met with senior officials from both the Lebanese and the Israeli armies to discuss recent violations of the Blue Line between the two countries, the marking of the line and the temporary security arrangements for a key border village.

Maj.-Gen. Claudio Graziano, Force Commander of UNIFIL, held the meeting at the UN Position at the border crossing at Ras Al Naqoura, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.

She said the Force Commander was encouraged with the general approach of the two sides and their determination to adhere to the relevant provisions of the Security Council resolution that ended last year’s war between Israel and Hizbollah.

Today’s discussion focused on how to carry out the provisions of that resolution, especially concerning violations of the Blue Line, with a view to preventing further incidents. They also looked at the security arrangements for the northern part of the village of Ghajar.