Following the meeting, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General issued the following statement:
Yesterday, the Secretary-General met with Mr François Roux, Head of Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The Secretary-General noted the vital role of the Defence Office in ensuring that the proceedings before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon are fair and credible.
The Secretary-General highlighted the importance of the work of the Special Tribunal in tackling impunity for the crimes within its jurisdiction. He expressed the hope that the proceedings would move smoothly and expeditiously.