Bassil from Buenos Aires: Lebanon Rejects Terrorism, Not Linked to Any Terror Actإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil stressed that Lebanon is not involved in any form of terrorism, refusing any links between any Lebanese or a group with any terror act that happened in the world.
Bassil, who is currently in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on an official visit, told reporters that “Lebanon rejects any form of terrorism,” considering it as a victim of terror.
The FM said during a joint press conference with his Argentinian counterpart Hector Timerman that Lebanon is seeking the truth regarding the 1994 AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) bombing in Argentina, which was largely blamed on Hizbullah.
The attack, which was Argentina's deadliest bombing ever, killed 85 people and left hundreds injured.
“FM Timerman stressed that Lebanon's name, is not linked to the case... and we will always join efforts to combat terrorism,” Bassil added.
The FM stressed that the Lebanese consider Argentina as their second homeland, calling on further cooperation between the two countries.
Bassil also met with House Speaker Julian Dominguez who confirmed the integration between the Lebanese and Argentinians, citing the presence of Argentinian lawmakers from Lebanese origins.
He voiced hope that Lebanon would triumph in its battle against terrorism.
Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Jorge Capitanich discussed with Bassil the possibility of facilitating visas from Lebanese nationals, setting up an air and land bridge between the two countries, fortifying trade and increasing investments and cultural exchange.
The FM also met with Health Minister Juan Luis Manzur, who is from Lebanese origins.