The donation conference for the rebuilding of
Your Excellencies and honourable Ministers
The Lebanese Diaspora supports the Swedish initiative to hold
this conference for Lebanon on its soil. Meanwhile, we urge the
donators to be acting under the frames of the United Nations and
its resolutions, especially UNSCR 1559 and 1701.
Our clear claim is that the donations aimed for Lebanon in this
occasion should be coherent with the aims of UNSCR 1701 which
confirm the fulfilment of 1559 regarding the disarmament of the
Hezbollah inside Lebanon.
We are calling upon all participants to avoid the mistake of
donating money that can build a country and in the same time can
be used to destroy it in the few years to come. With every
project approved on the ground we need to see a part of the
military equipment of Hezbollah handed over to the Lebanese Army
or directly to the UN forces. UN peace-keeping forces are unable
to keep a peace if not agreed upon among the belligerent parts.
The disarmament of the militia of Hezbollah should be the main
condition for starting any aid program. Only this way we can be
able to see the seriousness of the Hezbollah leadership if they
really are respecting the International Community. We have not
seen any signs from the Hezbollah militia leadership aiming to
end the war. In the contrary, they have until now only claimed
“strategic divine victory” and tried to harass and threaten any
Lebanese voice that claims and urges the fully implementation of
the UNSCR 1559 and 1701, Hezbollah are considering these voices
as the voices of the “enemies of Lebanon”.
With all our appreciation to you efforts, we urge your
conference to take the measures which make it possible to
re-establish peace in Lebanon and in the region through the
disarmament of Hezbollah and other militias that are using the
Lebanese civilians as hostages for their ideological agendas and
human shields in their fundamentalist wars.
May you success in this conference.
The World Council for the Cedars Revolution:
The Lebanese International committee for implementing the UNSCR
ArDO: Aramaic Democratic Organization:
SOMEC: Solidarity organization for Middle Eastern Christians:
The World Maronite Union in Sweden:
Toni Abi Khalil
The Swedish peace association: