UN / LEBANON HARIRI REAX

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A UN Spokesperson said, “We regret that Lebanon’s leaders have been unable to reach agreement on the formation of a new government,” adding, “We reiterate the call for the country’s political leadership to swiftly agree on the formation of a new government and is able to address the country’s numerous challenges.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / LEBANON HARIRI REAX
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DATELINE: 15 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

15 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, UN spokesperson arriving at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. Med shot, reporter asking a question
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Eri Kaneko, UN spokesperson:
“We note that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has stood down from his functions. We regret that Lebanon’s leaders have been unable to reach agreement on the formation of a new government. We reiterate the call for the country’s political leadership to swiftly agree on the formation of a new government and is able to address the country’s numerous challenges. The Secretary-General and his Special Coordinator, Ms. Joanna Wronecka, will continue to closely engage with relevant stakeholders to support Lebanon and its people.”
6. Wide shot, journalists

STORYLINE:

A UN Spokesperson said, “We regret that Lebanon’s leaders have been unable to reach agreement on the formation of a new government,” adding, “We reiterate the call for the country’s political leadership to swiftly agree on the formation of a new government and is able to address the country’s numerous challenges.”

Speaking to reporters today (15 Jul) in New York, UN spokesperson Eri Kaneko said The Secretary-General and his Special Coordinator, Ms. Joanna Wronecka, “will continue to closely engage with relevant stakeholders to support Lebanon and its people.”

According to media reports, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said on Thursday that he was stepping down after failing to form a government for nearly nine month.
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