In the context of the European Union Council Decision 2017/1428, Special Envoy of the Convention HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium led a High Level Task Force to Lebanon from 3-4 October 2019, engaging with senior Lebanese officials on the Convention and its norms.
During the visit, Princess Astrid met with the President of the Lebanese Republic, H.E. General Michel Aoun and his team and advisors, Minister of Defense H.E. Mr Elias Bou Saab and his team at the Presidential Palace in Baabda.
In addition, the Task Force met with Lebanon's mine action partners. This included the Delegation of the European Union and Belgium as well as the Norway, President to the Fourth Review Conference.
On 4 October, Special Envoy Princess Astrid of Belgium met with H.E. General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, his team as well as H.E. Elias Bou Saab, Minister of Defense and his team.
The Universalization Task Force also met with the Ambassadors of Belgium and Norway to Lebanon and the EU Delegation in Lebanon.