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Russian Presidential Envoy after meeting with Bassil: We always strive to secure safe return to refugees

Russian President's special envoy, Alexander Lavrentyev, on Wednesday visited Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, in the company of Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Vershinin, and Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin.

In the wake of the meeting, Lavrentyev pointed out that Russian-Lebanese relations were very good, adding that efforts were underway to bolster Lebanese-Russian cooperation for the benefit of mutual interests.

"We have discussed the regional situation in the Middle East in general, and the Syrian refugee issue in details; this is a crisis in Lebanon, and we continue to exert relentless efforts to push forward the Russian initiative to secure a safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, Lavrentyev said.

Source: National News Agency