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AOUN FROM MOSCOW SAYS RESOLVING REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPE’S INTEREST

It is in the interest of Europe to resolve the Syrian refugee crisis because the dire economic situation in Lebanon will eventually lead refugees to seek other alternatives, and European countries will be their first destination," President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday after meeting with Chairman of the Russian State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, in Moscow.

Aoun deemed his visit to Russia a start to a new phase of Lebanese-Russian relations, "developing cooperation, and strengthening bonds of friendship."

"Our priority is to deal with the situation in the Middle East, and in Syria in particular. The US president's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the annexed Golan Heights is a black day in the history of the world and an arbitrary act that contradicts the international legitimacy that protects borders between states,"

Source: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY