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Bassil meets with Papierz, Mushikiwabo

Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, on Monday welcomed at Villa Boustros Polish Deputy Foreign Minister, Plenipotentiary Minister, Andrezej Papierz, accompanied by Foreign Intelligence Chief, Piotr Krawczyk.

Talks reportedly touched on the Polish proposal to fund the repatriation of 100 displaced Syrian families from Lebanon to their country.

The Lebanese side welcomed the Polish repatriation funding proposal, and suggested the idea of providing prefabricated houses that could be easily manufactured and installed in the safe areas of Syria.

The Foreign Ministry lauded the Polish proposal as a positive initiative by a European country that deals with the issue of displacement in a realistic way away from political calculations, and sets as a role model for countries wishing to achieve a safe and dignified return for refugees.

On the other hand, Minister Bassil received Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, who briefed him on her candidacy for the Secretary General post at International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF).

Minister Mushikiwabo said that talks also dwelt on the importance of supporting young people, not only in terms of securing job opportunities but also reinforcing sense of belonging.

Source: National News Agency

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