Summary: 10 November 2009, Brussels – Javier SOLANA, European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), made the following comments after the formation of a new government in Lebanon:
"I warmly welcome the formation of a government of national unity in Lebanon. This is the result of detailed discussions among the parties concerned and I congratulate the efforts made by all to achieve this important objective.
It is important that Lebanon has a strong, effective government as it faces the various challenges ahead. These include the responsibilities that will come when Lebanon assumes its non-permanent seat on the Security Council in January 2010.
As on other occasions, I call once again on all parties concerned, in Lebanon, in the region and in the international community, to act constructively to recognise and ensure the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Lebanon. Achieving this goal is crucial for the stability of the entire region."