Prime Minister Tammam Salam meets with representatives of ISGL countries at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The International Support Group for Lebanon expressed Tuesday their commitment to the stability of Lebanon in the face of the ongoing crisis in Syria, reiterating the need for the country to elect a president.The statement came after members of the ISGL – a group formed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and then-President Michel Sleiman in 2013 to help Lebanon cope with the Syrian crisis – met with Prime-Minister Tammam Salam. The ISGL statement also acknowledged the "extraordinary pressures" placed on Lebanon due to the ongoing crisis in Syria.The civil war in Syria has now entered its fifth year and has led to the influx of around 1.5 million Syrian refugees into Lebanon – equivalent to more than a third of the country's population. However, the statement expressed thinly veiled condemnation of Hezbollah's intervention in Syria in support of Bashar Assad's regime.ISGL also stressed the importance of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 war with Israel.
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