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Statement by EU HR Ashton on today's developments in Lebanon

Summary: 12 January 2011, Brussels - Following today's developments in Lebanon, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, made the following statement on today's developments in Lebanon:

"I am concerned by the situation in Lebanon. I want to reiterate our support for the Government of National Unity. I call on all political actors to work constructively to seek a negotiated solution to the current situation. Dialogue and stability are essential to respond to today's events in the interest of the Lebanese people."

  • Ref: EU11-014EN
  • EU source: European Union
  • UN forum: 
  • Date: 12/1/2011

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