The Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, asked the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Muhammad Sabah, during his meeting with her on Tuesday, to support his country in the food security file, according to the United Nations plan to face the repercussions of the war in Ukraine in all countries.
President Mikati met today with the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General at the Grand Serail.
The meeting was attended by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Lebanon and Humanitarian Coordinator, Najat Rushdie, and the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia “ESCWA” Rola Dashti, according to a release. issued by President Mikati’s official website.
During the meeting, Mikati asked the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations to support Lebanon in the food security file, in accordance with the United Nations plan to face the repercussions of the war in Ukraine in all countries, especially in the countries region of. , including Lebanon. She also called on the United Nations to support Lebanon in dealing with the multiple challenges arising from the presence of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Mikati also asked “the UN official to support the United Nations for Lebanon regarding the anti-corruption program and the recovery of public funds, since Lebanon is one of the countries that signed the program.”
The meeting was attended by advisers to President Mikati, Ambassador Boutros Asaker, Samir Daher and Ziad Mikati.
It is noteworthy that on February 24 Russia launched a “military operation” in Ukraine that continues to this day. Since Ukraine is among the world’s grain sources, followed by Russia in second place, the conflict may cause prices to rise.
Since November 2019, Lebanon has been witnessing a financial and economic crisis that places it among the ten worst global crises and perhaps one of the three most severe crises since the middle of the last century, according to the World Bank.