Aoun: U.S. Should Help Lebanon Return Refugees Back to Syria

President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that the United States must help Lebanon return the Syrian refugees back to safe areas in their homeland.

“The US should help Lebanon facilitate the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas in Syria and not wait for a comprehensive political solution to the Syrian crisis,” said Aoun.

His remarks came during a meeting with visiting U.S. parliamentary delegation led by U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard.

Aoun also said that Lebanon is going to witness a stage of political stability after completing its general elections and the formation of its Cabinet.

“Lebanon is coming to an advanced stage of political stability after its general elections and the formation of the government,” he said.

He voiced hopes that PM-designate Saad Hariri succeeds at lining up a “comprehensive Cabinet that includes all the national parties in order to confront the challenges facing Lebanon.”

For its part, the delegation conveyed the U.S. congratulations on the occasion of staging “successful” parliamentary polls, hailing Aoun’s endeavors to “protect Lebanon and defend its sovereignty and stability.”

Source: Naharnet

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