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Middle East: Mogherini in Lebanon and Jordan. Visit to UNIFIL and to refugee camps

Help for the Palestinian and Syrian refugees and Italy’s contribution to the stability and security of the region. This is the focus of Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini’s visit, starting today Friday 6 June and continuing until Sunday 8th, to Lebanon and Jordan.


In Lebanon, Minister Mogherini will meet her opposite number, Gebran Bassil, the speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri, and Defence Minister Samir Mokbel in preparation for the conference on support for the Lebanese armed forces taking place in Rome on 17 June.


During the Jordanian leg of her trip, Mogherini will have an audience with the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, and will meet her counterpart, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh. To prepare for the mission Minister Mogherini had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, who is currently out of the country.


In Lebanon, Minister Mogherini will be visiting the Burj el Brajneh refugee camp in Beirut and a camp in the Bekaa region.


In Jordan, she will be attending the opening of the new hospital in Azraq, in Jordan, which was built by the Italian Civil Protection Department in collaboration with a number of Red Cross societies.


On Sunday 8 June, Minister Mogherini will be visiting the UNIFIL headquarters in southern Lebanon, where she will meet the Italian contingent.