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Mogherini meets with Aoun, reveals meeting to be held in New York on refugees’ return

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Mogherini meets with Aoun, reveals meeting to be held in New York on refugees’ return
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President Michel Aoun stressed that Lebanon succeeded in reaching many political and security achievements, “while the subject of the Syrian refugees remains amongst its pressing issues, causing repercussions on various political, economic, financial, social and security levels,” noting that the return of these refugees has become a dire necessity for Lebanon.

 
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During his meeting with EU Commissioner for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini, Aoun praised the assistance provided by the European Union to Lebanon, emphasizing the need to help in securing the return of displaced Syrians to their country.

 

"It is not acceptable to wait for a political solution to the Syrian crisis to resolve the issue of refugees’ return to the safe areas in their country, because this could be delayed," he stated, referring to the experiences of Cyprus and Palestine in this context.

 

For her part, Mogherini commended "the existing cooperation between Lebanon and the European Union, which is always ready to help Lebanon in various fields."

 

She indicated that the EU is cautiously dealing with the issue of the return of the displaced, pending more clarity on the military scene in Syria, explaining that "there are areas that are still in danger, as a result of the confrontations that take place there."

 

"A European meeting will be held at the ministerial level on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss this issue," she revealed, hoping that President Aoun would partake in the conference, which will also be attended by concerned countries that had previously participated in the Brussels meetings.

 

Mogherini stressed that "the presence of President Aoun in Strasbourg is important, and that the message he sent through the European platform has reached, and the European support for Lebanon is strong and will continue."

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