Syrian Ambassador Calls for Cooperation in Measures Across Border

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Syria's ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali expressed understanding to the measures taken by the Lebanese state to organize the movement of Syrians into and out of Lebanon, calling for further cooperation.

“The measures are to organize the operation due to the high pressure imposed by the policies adopted and the conditions in Lebanon,” Ali told reporters after talks with former Prime Minister Salim el-Hoss at his residence in Beirut's Aisha Bakkar.

“We understand and appreciate the measures.”

However, he stressed that such endeavors require complete coordination between the authorities of the two countries.

Lebanon has all but shut its frontiers to new refugees, allowing only humanitarian exceptions across, and the state is beyond its absorption capacities and urgently needs other countries to share its burden.

The Lebanese General Security is also set to impose visa restrictions on Syrians for the first time after citizens of both countries have for decades been able to travel freely across their shared border.

More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon have put massive pressure on the country's limited resources and contributed to rising tensions.

The refugees have stretched the country's already fragile infrastructure and compete with Lebanon's poorest for low-paid jobs, causing tensions. Tens of thousands of Syrian children are out of school because there is nowhere to place them.

There are no formal camps. Many of the refugees live in encampments, collective shelters and abandoned construction sites. Many make out a living hand-to-mouth on U.N. cash aid and food vouchers.



Comments 12
Default-user-icon tric.australia (Guest) 03 January 2015, 14:30

when the Lebanon army join forces with ISIS to fight the terrorism of HA in the region!!!???

Default-user-icon puppet (Guest) 03 January 2015, 14:32

I highly respect Mr. Ali Abdul Karim Ali , Mr. Salim El Hoss, Mr. Flamethrower and Miss Southern equally.

Default-user-icon Costa (Guest) 03 January 2015, 15:17

Who needs a second Syrian ambassador to Lebanon, we already have the Iranian HizbAllah doing that job

Thumb Mystic 03 January 2015, 16:31

Yes, it shall be done. As soon as we get rid of the M14/US blockade.

Default-user-icon (Guest) 03 January 2015, 17:11

yes and well said @Mystic

Missing helicopter 03 January 2015, 17:45

It is already done as HA (the Pseudo Iranian State) is in control of the borders and is doing 100% cooperation with its Sectarian friend The Assad regime.

Thumb Mystic 03 January 2015, 18:38

All we need is the LAF, to get greenlight you confront your takfiris. But M14 will never allow it ofcourse, that is why the army will remain weak, the M14 keeps draining LAF.

Good thing we have the Resistance, all Lebanon would've been lost without it.

Missing humble 03 January 2015, 17:56

Unbeleivable....this is the utter most stupid remark!!!

Thumb kanaanljdid 03 January 2015, 18:21

Il s'arrête jamais le Flamethrower...

Default-user-icon coincidence (Guest) 03 January 2015, 20:18

Syrian Ambassador Calls for Cooperation in Measures Across Border.. Nusra Front Attacks Hizbullah Posts in Fleita Killing Two Members.. and the charade goes one, and like always someone is always willing to illustrate the Syrian ambassador's point whenever he needs them to. Mr Samaha is maybe in jail but the plot chugs along.

Thumb thefool 04 January 2015, 13:26

Whatever it takes to save Lebanon of the dangerous Syrians in Lebanon is fine. Whatever it takes, because Syrians Problems are now Our Problems! Enough being to Humanitarians and saving others, we must think of ourselves first!! We have nothing left to help ourselves, how can we help others??

Thumb -phoenix1 04 January 2015, 17:19

There was a time when the Syrians laughed at our repeated requests for Cooperation, nowadays I am the one who laughs at their request for cooperation. Signs of changing times indeed.