Larsen to Arrive in Mideast for Talks on Regional Issues
Terje Roed-Larsen, the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, will arrive in the region on Friday for meetings with officials on regional developments.
According to an announcement released Tuesday by the United Nations Information Center, the visit is part of a swing through the region that also takes him to Beirut, Cairo, Damascus and Amman.
Larsen will meet in Beirut with President Emile Lahoud, Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and Foreign Minister Mahmoud Hammoud. On Saturday, Larsen, accompanied by Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy to south Lebanon, will meet UNIFIL Commander Major-General Lalit Mohan Tewari, said the Beirut-based The Daily Star.