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Bassil announces conference to be held next week against terrorism

Foreign Affairs Minister, Gebran Bassil, announced on Thursday following his meeting with European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, that a conference to fight terrorism would be held next week as well as cooperation with the EU to strengthen the economy.

Minister Bassil called for a quick solution for the Syrian crisis and for the repatriation of Syrians to their homeland.

The EU chief for her part praised the election of President Michel Aoun and the formation of a new government.

"We are working on helping Lebanon to carry the burden of Syrian refugees," Mogherini said, adding that she offered a message of solidarity and support from Europe to the Lebanese authorities.

Source: National News Agency