Beirut (IP) - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) called on Lebanon and Israel to use the tripartite meetings to find win-win solutions to the contentious issues along their border.

Iran PressMiddle East: A tripartite meeting was held on Thursday in Ras Al Naqoura, Lebanon, which was attended by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) as well as senior military officers from Lebanon and Israel.

Aroldo Lazaro Saenz, the UNIFIL head, said: "The tripartite meeting is underscored by the UN Security Council as a vital tool to defuse tensions and avoid miscalculations."

Saenz said his goal was to "reach constructive outcomes" through the tripartite structure and UNIFIL's other liaison and coordination mechanisms.

He also called on the parties to move on marking points along the Blue Line as previously agreed upon.

The tripartite mechanism was established immediately following the 2006 war to coordinate the withdrawal of the Israeli troops as occupiers from southern Lebanon and the handover of control through the UNIFIL to the Lebanese armed forces. 


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