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Security Council extends UN Interim Force mandate in Lebanon

Security Council extends UN Interim Force mandate in Lebanon

United Nations, Aug 29 (UNI) The Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend the UN Interim Force's mandate in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to another year by 31 August 2021.
Resolution 2539, which won with unanimous support of the 15-member council on Friday, reduced the ceiling of the army from 15,000 authorized troops without bias to the possibility of increasing the force of the force in the future in case of a degraded security. decided. According to the report of the news agency Xinhua, such an increase in the situation is required.

The Resolution commends the positive role of the UNIFIL, whose deployment together with the Lebanese armed forces has helped to establish a new strategic environment in the southern part of the country.
It welcomes the expansion of coordinated activities between the UNIFIL and the Lebanese armed forces, and calls for further enhancement of this cooperation without prejudice to the Force's mandate.
It reiterates the Security Council's call for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent cease-fire and a long-term solution.
The resolution strongly reaffirms the necessity of an effective and durable deployment of the Lebanese armed forces in southern Lebanon and the territorial waters of Lebanon at an accelerated pace.
It reiterates the call for the government of Lebanon to present a plan to increase its naval capabilities as soon as possible, with the goal of ultimately decreasing the UNIFIL's maritime task force and transitioning its responsibilities to the Lebanese armed forces.
The UNIFIL was first established in 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
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