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ARAB STATES VOW TO HELP LEBANON WITH REFUGEE AND SECURITY PROBLEMS

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan 13 – An Arab delegation, headed by Kuwaiti Vice Premier and Foreign Minister, Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad as-Sabah, vowed to help Lebanon with its Syrian refugee and security problems.

The delegation included the Arab League Secretary General, Nabil al-Arabi and Mauritania’s Foreign Minister, Ahmad Walad Takdi, who met with Speaker, Nabih Berri.

And following the meeting Sabah stressed that “all Arab states are ready to support Lebanon.”

He said, “The Arab summit in Kuwait and the Arab Ministerial Councils, both concluded to support Lebanon’s defence capabilities, its counter-terrorism efforts, as well as, to ease the burden of the Syrian refugee crisis.”

He stated, “These decisions need commitment and follow through, especially Lebanon’s security and stability, along with supporting it, to face Israeli intentions.”

The delegation later met with Prime Minister, Tammam Salam and Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil.

In a joint press conference with Bassil, Sabah reiterated “the need to support Lebanon, and Arab states’ preparedness to offer all necessary aid.”

Bassil said that, “the meeting was an opportunity to discuss terrorism,” noting that “the war on religion in the region leads Arab states to preserve their diverse religious fabric.”

SOURCE: NNA