EU Ambassador Christina Lassen met today with Minister of Defence Elias Bou Saab and congratulated him on the new post.
"The European Union is committed to support Lebanon's security sector to ensure the stability, security and unity of the country, for the benefit of the Lebanese people", Ambassador Lassen said. She also declared: "The European Union is very proud of assisting Lebanon in fighting the threat of terrorism and promoting security across all of the country".
The meeting also addressed recent developments at the southern border. Ambassador Lassen reiterated the European Union's support to UNIFIL's role and mandate and expressed hope that efforts to maintain stability would continue.