Wed, 12 Aug 2020

BEIRUT, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Chief Stefano Del Col urged on Thursday Lebanon and Israel to "avoid activities that could be deemed provocative by the other side."

Otherwise, the two sides have the potential to escalate with uncontrollable consequences, said a statement by the UNIFIL.

Del Col underlined UNIFIL's confidence-building and conflict mitigation efforts and asked that the parties "to de-conflict and enhance stability along the Blue Line."

Del Col's remarks came during the second special Tripartite meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israel Defense Forces.

The discussions focused on the situation along the Blue Line, air and ground violations and other issues within the scope of UNIFIL's mandate under UN Security Council resolution 1701.

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