Mountain visits Bassil, highlights UN efforts to preserve Lebanon stability

July 30, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) United Nations resident Coordinator in Lebanon, Ross Mountain, avowed that the UN had the aim of exerting all possible efforts in order to preserve the stability in this “dear” country, “amid a neighborhood that is witnessing hardships and hostilities.”

The UN official made these remarks following his visit with Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, upon the end of his diplomatic errand in Lebanon.

“I leave my office tomorrow after 18 months that have been very interested; and this is my second term. It was an honor for me to work in this country, and I did keep on the ties with Lebanon when I was here from 1995 till 1998. I intend to maintain these relations,” Mountain told reporters following the meeting.

“Your country has a lot to offer to the world, and it has already given a lot. We hope and we seek to focus more on Lebanon, especially regarding the Syrian crisis issue, as well as to let the international community pay required attention to Lebanon, due to the heavy burdens it is enduring because of this crisis,” he added.

“I repeat what I have always said: Lebanon is a country that defies gravity. Our goal is to do what we can to preserve the stability of this dear country, amid a neighboring that is witnessing hardships and hostilities,” he concluded.