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November 10, 2016

The Daily Star- Azzi calls for return of refugees to Syria, November 10 , 2016

BEIRUT: Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi said Wednesday he hoped Lebanon’s new government would work to return Syrian refugees to safe zones in the neighboring war-torn country. “We do not want to exploit them by keeping them in Lebanon,” the state-run National News Agency quoted Azzi as saying during a seminar organized by the Social Affairs Ministry. “That would be a major blow to the independence and official establishments in Lebanon,” he added. He said keeping Syrian refugees in Lebanon would disrupt the country’s sectarian balance, and proposed forming a Lebanese delegation to communicate this to the international community. Lebanon has 1.03 million officially registered Syrian refugees, but the actual number is estimated to be much higher. In July, now-caretaker Prime Minister Tammam Salam called for the establishment of a joint Arab committee to relocate Syrian refugees to safe zones in Syria.

Source & Link : The Daily Star

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