President Michel Aoun on Friday welcomed at Baabda palace UNIFIL Commander, General Stefano Del Col.
Prseident Aoun informed General Del Col that Lebanon will officially request the United Nations to extend the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) without any modification.
President Aoun stressed that it is in the interest of all parties to maintain security and stability on the southern border.
Aoun noted that the existing cooperation between the Lebanese army and UNIFIL forces has consecrated security and stability on the southern border, stressing that it is in everyone's interest to maintain this stability, especially amidst the the turbulant atmosphere of the regional situation.
General Del Col discussed with President Aoun the situation in the south of the country and ongoing contacts for the demarcation of borders and the role of the United Nations in this regard.
Del Col hailed the role played by the Lebanese army alongside UNIFIL in the implementation of resolution 1701 and the ongoing preparations for the renewal of UNIFIL's mandate.
On the other hand, Aoun met with a delegation of the Morgan Stanley Bank, headed by Ralph Al-Raheb, accompanied by a number of "Eurobond" investors, who expressed interest in the economic and financial situation in Lebanon.
The delegation inquired about the measures and steps taken by the Lebanese government to activate the plan of economic recovery and reforms after the endorsement of the draft state budget 2019.