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ARSLAN MEETS SYRIAN AMBASSADOR

Minister for the Displaced, Talal Arslan, on Monday met with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, with whom he discussed most recent political developments that concern both Lebanon and Syria.

Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Arslan indicated that the refugees' issue must be resolved through the diplomatic channels between Lebanon and Syria, adding that there is a political decision made by the Lebanese state to exchange diplomacy with its Syrian counterpart.

"I reiterate that this issue requires a radical solution and we must shoulder our responsibility as Lebanese and as officials for the sake of Lebanon," he said.

For his part, Ambassador Ali highlighted the necessity of coordination between the Lebanese and Syrian states to fight terrorism.

"There is ongoing coordination which needs to be activated between the military and security apparatuses in the two countries. There are also two embassies that are more or less coordination, yet not as much as they should," he added.

Source: National News Agency