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Gharib meets Grandi, Lazzarini

State Minister for Refugee Affairs, Saleh Gharib, met Friday with Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, to whom he highlighted the necessity to secure a safe and decent repatriation for Syrians.

"The direct contact with the Syrian government shall help provide the required guarantees for the [refugees'] return," Gharib told his guest.

He also indicated that he would work "hand in hand" with the Syrian government and the international community to facilitate this return.

Accordingly, he called Grandi to provide help to the Syrians inside Syria in order to encourage them to return to their homeland.

Gharib also met with UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UNDP in Lebanon, Philippe Lazzarini, accompanied by UNDP Country Director in Lebanon, Celine Moyroud.

Source: National News Agency