Special Tribunal for Lebanon
France welcomes the Lebanese government’s decision to pay its contribution to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) for 2011 and expresses her appreciation to Prime Minister Najib Mikati. This decision allows Lebanon to comply with her international obligations with regard to her contribution to the STL budget pursuant to the relevant provisions of UNSCR 1757. This contribution will provide the tribunal with the necessary means to continue its work.
We now hope the STL will be able to complete its mission under the best possible conditions.
We hope that, having taken this step, the Lebanese government will be able to work on the reforms so long awaited by the Lebanese.
France once again reiterates to the Lebanese people her friendship and her support for Lebanon’s stability, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity./.