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GEAGEA: TO RESOLVE ISSUE OF ASSAD’S PRESENCE IN POWER

Lebanese Forces leader, Samir Geagea, on Monday highlighted the necessity to solve the issue of the presence of Bashar al-Assad in power in order to reach a solution to the terrorism plight.

"We have heard from the international community that it is not interested in whether al-Assad stays in power or not; but if we are acting in a comprehensive manner to reach a comprehensive solution to terrorism, we must not keep silent over al-Assad's presence in power," Geagea said.

"If we want a solution to terrorism, we must find one to the regime crisis in Syria," he corroborated.

The LF leader made these remarks during a joint conference with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, at Maarab, devoted to tackling Lebanon's position amid the regional security challenges.

Pertaining to Syrian refugees' issue, Geagea said that it was time for the Lebanese government to devise a plan for their return to Syrian, in collaboration with the international organizations.

"The most important thing is to not politicize this issue to avoid any political decision that we are not in need of. Any proposal to re-engage in ties with the Syrian regime only hinders the refugees' return," he concluded.

Source: National News Agency