Caretaker National Defense Minister, Yaacoub al-Sarraf, welcomed on Monday his South Sudanese counterpart, Kuol Manyang Juuk, with whom he discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations.
On the other hand, Minister Sarraf met with UNHCR Representative in Lebanon, Mireille Girard,with talks reportedly touching on the issue of the Syrian refugees' return to the homeland .
Sarraf informed the UN official about the impact of the Syrian refugees' crisis on Lebanon.
Sarraf underlined the importance of "the Russian initiative aimed at the gradual repatriation of Syrian refugees to their homeland in a safe and dignified manner".
Source: National News Agency