MOIM READY FOR ELECTIONS, ALL PARTIES WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE CONFERENCES A SUCCESS: MASHNOUK

Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nuhad al-Mashnouk discussed with Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Achim Steiner, the preparations underway for the three Lebanon support conferences expected in the coming weeks — Rome 2, Paris 4 and Brussels.

In a meeting attended by Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Philippe Lazzarini, and the Director of the UNDP office in Lebanon, discussions touched on the crisis of displaced Syrians and ongoing preparations for the parliamentary elections.

“The international community appreciates the hospitality of Lebanon,” he said. “These conferences are an opportunity to highlight the support of these countries for Lebanon,” said Steiner.

Mashnouk, in turn, stressed that “all the parties in Lebanon are working for the success of these conferences,” and that “the ministry is working day and night to complete the logistical and administrative preparations for the elections.”

Source: National News Agency