Minister of Social Affairs tackles refugee affairs with Syrian officials

Mon 02 Mar 2020 at 21:23 Politics

NNA - Minister of Social Affairs and Tourism, Professor Ramzi Moucharafieh, on Monday met during a visit to Syria Ministers of Local Administration and Environment, Eng. Hussein Makhlouf, Social Affairs and Labor, Rima Al-Qadri, and Tourism, Engineer Mohammad Rami Martini.


Moucharafieh reviewed during his meeting with Makhlouf, who is in charge of the refugee dossier, and Minister Qadri, who is tasked to follow up on its social aspect, the means to set up a social safety net that contributes to a safe and secure return of Syrian refugees through cooperation between Lebanon and Syria, and in coordination with the concerned international organizations -- in implementation of the ministerial statement's refugee plan.


The meeting also stressed the need to activate coordination for the benefit of the both countries.


Meanwhile, Makhlouf and Al-Qadri confirmed the Syrian state's keenness on exerting all the possible efforts to secure a safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.


Moucharafieh also broached with Martini the status of the tourism sector and the possibility of activating it in a way that reflects positively on the two countries.


======================R.H.

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