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Gemayel, Bogdanov discuss displaced persons dossier, region’s updates

President of the Lebanese Kataeb Party, MP Sami Gemayel, pursues his official visit to Moscow, meeting in this context with the Special Envoy of the Russian President to the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

Discussions touched on the most heated files on the Lebanese arena and the need to protect Lebanon from the repercussions of the regional turmoil, and help the State rise and play its role so as to prevent the collapse of the country.

Gemayel praised the role played by Moscow in this context.

Talks also dealt with “the file of the displaced persons, especially as the Kataeb were the first to put forward the subject of Russia’s role as a key factor in the return of Syrian refugees to their country, which allows it [Russia] to be an active mediator on this level.”

There was an agreement on going through with this file, regardless of the fate of the political process in Syria, in order to lift the heavy burden weighing on Lebanon.

Gemayel and the accompanying delegation also visited the Russian State Duma where he met with the officials concerned with the Middle East dossier and tackled with them “the situation of Christians in the East, the need to protect their presence within the framework of international legitimacy and to strengthen their role away from the game of axes and alliances that could pose a danger on their presence.”

Source: National News Agency