Spillover of Syrian conflict into Lebanon a concern for UNListen /
The security situation along Lebanon's border with Syria, where there have been incursions and shelling, is causing concern for the United Nations.
That's what the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
The two men discussed the challenges the country is facing as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Plumbly said he is also very concerned about the spate of violence and kidnappings that have taken place in Syria and Lebanon.
UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky has more.
"Mr. Plumbly expressed the hope that all those who have been kidnapped in neighbouring Syria will be released without any further delay. He added that it is unacceptable that this situation should continue. The Special Coordinator and the Prime Minister also discussed the situation on the border and Mr. Plumbly underlined again the UN's concern that cross border incursions and shelling continue." (Duration: 23")
Martin Nesirky says the discussions also touched on what the United Nations is doing to address immediate challenges, particularly the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.