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Swedish Ambassador visits Hermel, says his country keen on supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Swedish Ambassador to Lebanon, Peter Semneby, expressed on Thursday his country's deep concern for Middle Eastern affairs, especially those involving Syrian refugees.

"Despite the evacuation of the Swedish Embassy in Syria, we remain in contact with the Syrian state. We are also assisting Syrian refugees on Lebanese territories," the Swedish diplomat said, confirming his country's relentless efforts to provide support to Syria and other neighboring countries.

He made clear that during the second half of 2017, funding will take place through UNICEF."This will take place following a thorough study on the needs of Syrian refugees and their hosting societies," he added.

"We touched a substantial need to assist hosting nations, especially Lebanon, in the wake of London and Brussels conferences. Sweden supports the decisions of the United Nations, as well as the sustainable development plan of 2030. (...) Our country supports economic empowerment projects for private communities," he added in a word he delivered while visiting Arsal and Hermel today.

Source: National News Agency