Qazzi Says Talks with Syrian Government Needed to Address Refugees Crisis


Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi stressed on Saturday that the thorny issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon can be addressed through talks with the Syrian government.

“We can't address the problem of refugees without having talks with the Syrian government since it is directly linked to the subject,” said Qazzi to LBCI.

He noted that the Lebanese and Syrian intelligence apparatuses make almost weekly contacts, he said: “Lebanon and Syria make almost weekly contacts between their intelligence agencies.”

“There is a real contradiction between the international position and the Lebanese stance in addressing the problem of displaced Syrians. The Lebanese stance confirms that there is no final solution before a political solution is reached. But we can start with returning the refugees (to Syria) before a political agreement is reached because the latter requires many years (to be accomplished),” said Qazzi.

He pointed out that Lebanon has called for the establishment of a safe zone for displaced Syrian inside Syria.

The Minster added that he will present on Monday an executive project to restore the displaced Syrians back to their homeland.

Qazzi concluded that the only route for refugees to go back to their land is through regime controlled areas along Lebanon's border, he said: “Syrian regions alongside the Lebanese border are controlled by the Syrian regime and the Syrian refugees can return to Syrian only through these areas.”

Comments 13
Thumb barrymore 17 September 2016, 14:03

“Lebanon and Syria make almost weekly contacts between their intelligence agencies.”

Shouldn't the great abbas ibrahim be asking his bosses in the Syrian Intelligence about handing over ali mamlouk and the other 2 syrian intelligence officers to the Lebanese Judiciary? What a joke this country is!

Missing humble 17 September 2016, 15:04

I do not like this guy Qazzi.
He is arrogant and filled of himself.

Thumb Southern...... 17 September 2016, 15:12

i know that your favourite is جعجع, the child killer!

Missing humble 17 September 2016, 15:15

YOU are the ones who hold weapons to kill.

Missing humble 17 September 2016, 15:17

I would add : stupid remarks x 1000 000 000

Thumb .mowaten. 17 September 2016, 19:13

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Thumb walid121 17 September 2016, 19:39

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Missing CFTC 17 September 2016, 20:24

Bold, and Hilarious
Whip-Smart comment

What can one say, another E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T comment. I particularly enjoyed the part where you said "make your comment even more powerful"

Still laughing since January 2015.
Thank you
Thank you

Thumb .mowaten. 17 September 2016, 19:14

lol that screen name, it's like saying "i'm a liar" before you even open your mouth.

Thumb .mowaten. 17 September 2016, 19:36

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Thumb .mowaten. 17 September 2016, 19:52

you copy-paste skills are impressive! next, try working on your reasoning skills, they're still way below par.

Missing Rita.Nahhas 17 September 2016, 19:43


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Missing humble 17 September 2016, 22:53

1000 000 000 is sufficient for idiots and ignorants.