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Bassil from Davos: Achieving stability in Syria is in Lebanon’s interest

Caretaker Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, said on Tuesday that achieving stability in Syria and non-sectarianism were in Lebanon's interest.

Speaking at a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Minister Bassil pointed out that if, during the war, "lebanonization" meant division, it was now "synonymous with the export of the Lebanese model of coexistence and plurality."

"Our model is perhaps not the best, but it has stood up to the terror and unilateralism of Daesh and Israel," he corroborated.

"We know that managing plurality and realizing consensual democracy is not easy in a country with 18 religious communities (...), but we can achieve stability through agreement," he said.

"It is quite natural that each confession seeks to safeguard its

prerogatives," he maintained.

Bassil concluded: "Christians in Lebanon enjoy an important political, social and economic presence within the framework of partnership with Muslims."

Source: National News Agency

Bassil from Davos: Achieving stability in Syria is in Lebanon’s interest

Caretaker Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, said on Tuesday that achieving stability in Syria and non-sectarianism were in Lebanon's interest.

Speaking at a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Minister Bassil pointed out that if, during the war, "lebanonization" meant division, it was now "synonymous with the export of the Lebanese model of coexistence and plurality."

"Our model is perhaps not the best, but it has stood up to the terror and unilateralism of Daesh and Israel," he corroborated.

"We know that managing plurality and realizing consensual democracy is not easy in a country with 18 religious communities (...), but we can achieve stability through agreement," he said.

"It is quite natural that each confession seeks to safeguard its

prerogatives," he maintained.

Bassil concluded: "Christians in Lebanon enjoy an important political, social and economic presence within the framework of partnership with Muslims."

Source: National News Agency