Rahi, Ibrahim Meet, Discuss Refugees File, Stress Need to Lineup Govt.

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi discussed with General Security head Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim on Friday the file of Syrian refugees, and the delayed formation of Lebanon’s government.

The Patriarch stressed the necessity of following up on the refugees file, noting that their prolonged stay in Lebanon makes the economic and social burdens even more difficult.

Lebanon hosts around 1 million registered refugees, a quarter of the country’s population.

On the formation of the government, the two men stressed the need to expedite the process urging political parties to “make sacrifices” in light of the difficult economic and social conditions hitting Lebanon.

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri was tasked with forming a cabinet on May 24. His mission has since been delayed because of wrangling between political parties.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 4
Thumb galaxy 17 August 2018, 15:12

Shouldn't the FPM Patriarch discuss with abbais handing over the position of general security back to the Christians?

Thumb tric.portugal 17 August 2018, 17:53

1 million!!?? 2 million...not one quarter but 1/2 of the of countries population...

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 August 2018, 16:31

Tric, your village called again they really miss you.

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 August 2018, 16:30

Can this patriarch run for president? he seems to have more opinions than the quizling himself on how to run the country. Maybe he get divine instructions?