2006 News Story

Foreign Minister attends Rome conference on Lebanon

  Prince Saud Al-Faisal

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal attended the international conference on Lebanon which was held yesterday in Rome.


The conference pledged to support the Lebanese government and urged Israel to practice restraint. It also called for an international donors’ conference to bolster the Lebanese economy.

A statement issued after the conference expressed deep concern at the loss of human life and the destruction of Lebanon’s infrastructure, and called for urgent humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese people.

The statement also called for a cease-fire that will end the violence and the aggression. It underscored the importance of implementing UN Resolutions 1680, 1559, and 425 as well as the Taif accord, which stipulated a deployment of Lebanese armed forces throughout the country as well as the disarmament of the militias.

Also attending the conference were representatives of Lebanon, Italy, the US, the UN, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Britain, the EU and the World Bank.