UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Lebanon on Friday afternoon, the National News Agency reported.
Economy Minister Nicolas Nahhas represented Prime Minister Najib Mikati and received Ban at Beirut’s Rafiq Hariri International Airport.
In the meantime, a rally was held near Beirut’s ESCWA building against UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Lebanon, denouncing his latest speeches against Syria and the region.
Ban urged the international community ahead of his visit to adopt a united stand in dealing with the revolt in Syria.
Ban told the Arabic-language daily An-Nahar that it was essential the international community stand together to address the crisis.
Ban said the UN Security Council must take Assad's behaviour into account and speak in one voice in seeking an end to the crisis.
Worth to mention that Russia has repeatedly sided with Assad's regime and earlier this month sent a large naval flotilla to the Syrian port of Tartus in what Damascus said was a show of solidarity.