Displaced Minister, Issam Charafeddine, asserted that it is “Totally unacceptable that the displaced Syrians do not return to Syria after the war ended and it became safe”.
Minister Charafeddine indicated that the Syrian government is extending its hand to cooperate in this file, pointing out that the Lebanese state’s plan is based on the return of 15,000 displaced people per month.
Minister Charafeddine also discussed proposals submitted by Lebanon to the regional director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Iaki Ito, who promised to review his reference and return to answer, and about a plan to form a tripartite committee with the Syrian state and the UNHCR, and a four-way committee with Turkey, Iraq and Jordan to achieve this return.
Minister Charafeddine’s words came after meeting President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, today at Baabda Palace.
Charafeddine was accompanied by Dr. Paul Morcos.
President Aoun was briefed on the meeting he held with the Regional Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the issue of the return of displaced Syrians.