Hariri Hails Moscow’s Plan Proposal for Refugees' Return
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri asked his adviser for Russian affairs, George Shaaban, to communicate with Russian officials to find out the details about a proposal announced by Moscow regarding the return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Jordan, Hariri’s media office said on Saturday.
To this end, Shaaban met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
Talks focused on the details announced by Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, “on organizing the return of displaced persons to the places where they lived before the war."
Shaaban stressed that Hariri welcomes all efforts exerted by Moscow “leading to a joint plan for the return of refugees, mainly from Lebanon and Jordan. And, the formation of a joint working group, according to the Russian declaration.”
He stressed that Hariri is “counting on this step, which would help solve the refugees’ crisis in Lebanon and put an end to their humanitarian suffering, and serious social and economic repercussions on the host countries.”