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UN meeting: Palestinian, Egyptian leaders, Lebanon

UN envoy meets with Palestinian, Egyptian leaders on Lebanon

The United Nations envoy seeking an end to foreign interference in Lebanon met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo today and is due to confer with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak tomorrow.

At the beginning of the year Terje Roed-Larsen was appointed Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for implementing Security Council resolution 1559, which calls for withdrawing all foreign forces from Lebanon, disbanding all militias, extending Government control over the whole country and holding free elections.

Since then Syria has withdrawn its troops from its smaller neighbour, and Lebanese elections were held in June.

Mr. Abbas expressed his full support for Mr. Roed-Larsen's mandate and the full and complete implementation of all the provisions of the resolution. They agreed to remain in close contact.

The envoy also met with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, and reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon.

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