AOUN DEEMS U.N RESOLUTION ON JERUSALEM TESTIMONY TO PALESTINIAN CAUSE

President of the Republic Michel Aoun on Friday hailed the U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on Quds, describing it as a “triumph for rights and testimony to the Palestinian cause.”

The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to reject the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with the motion approved with 128 votes in favor, nine against, while 35 countries abstained.

President Aoun underlined the need to uphold the legitimate international resolutions and to avoid any unilateral measures inconsistent with them.

On the other hand, Aoun met with the Italian Army Chief-of-Staff, former UNIFIL Commander in Lebanon, General Claudio Graziano, in the presence of Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Massimo Marotti.

Aoun expressed appreciation of the role played by the Italian contingent operating within UNIFIL in south Lebanon, heaping praise on “the performance of the Italian peacekeepers and their relationship with the people there.”

General Graziano affirmed that supporting Lebanon is a priority for Italy, especially in terms of preserving its pluralism.

Graziano also stressed Italy’s support for the Lebanese army and military, as well as its commitment to continue to participate in UNIFIL in compliance with Resolution 1701 mandate and in the bilateral military mission that oversees training courses for the Republican Guard.

On the other hand, Aoun met with the head of the French-Lebanese Friendship Society in the French National Assembly MP Loic Kervran, in the presence of MP Simon Abi Ramia.

Talks touched on the Lebanese-French relations.

Source: National News Agency