National Bloc handed Najat Rochdi a letter to Guterres: Support the port explosion investigation; implement the UNCAC; participate in managing 2022 elections

The National Bloc released the following statement:

A delegation from the Lebanese National Bloc Party, headed by Secretary-General Pierre Issa and including Executive Committee members Myriam Al Sayah and Naji Abu Khalil, handed the UN Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon and Humanitarian Coordinator Najat Rochdi a letter from the party addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

In the letter, the National Bloc called on the United Nations to fulfill its obligation towards Lebanon, a founding and active member of the international organization, committed to its charters and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as stated in the Lebanese Constitution's Preamble, by taking a number of decisions, most notably:


  • Adopt the immediate measures set out in the UN Charter to preserve Lebanon's stability from external and regional risks.


  • Provide technical assistance to investigate the port explosion, by forming a fact-finding committee supporting the Lebanese judiciary.


  • Call on international support programs to evaluate and verify the performance of all Lebanese authorities, especially after they have spent and wasted support funds based on power-sharing quotas and clientelism.


  • Rely on the report of the United Nations mission in Lebanon, of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), in order to identify those responsible for corruption and squandering operations, and impose sanctions on them.


  • Secure an international body to monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2022, and take part in managing them with full transparency.


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