The Finnish Presidency of the European Union convened an extraordinary meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels last Friday. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan also attended. The purpose of this meeting was to focus on EU Member States? contributions to the UNIFIL, the peacekeeping UN force for the Lebanon-Israel border. Only some hours before the meeting started, French President Jacques Chirac, speaking in Paris said, France still has the UN mandate to lead the UNIFIL and that his ...

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