July 27, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Monday welcomed at the Grand Serail British State Minister for International Development, Desmond Swayne, in presence of British Ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher.
“As usual, I highlighted my solidarity and the UK solidarity with Prime Minister Salam in his management of the current difficult circumstances. He is a leader who knows how to run affairs in a good, courageous way,” Fletcher said following the meeting.
“The meeting was an occasion to discuss latest developments in the region and their repercussions on Lebanon,” he added.
“I understand the current frustration and debate over the trash issue. This is a time of challenge in Lebanon whereby stability should not be tampered with. It is very important that all forces cooperate to enhance national unity as the Prime Minister is trying to do,” he indicated.
Separately, Salam met with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag.