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Lebanon: Turkish and Lebanese FMs discuss return of Syrian refugees in Beirut

0 23.08.2019 Инфо

M/S Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu and Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil entering press conference room, Beirut
M/S Cavusoglu and Bassil on podium
SOT, Gebran Bassil, Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (Arabic): "It is time for the Syrian citizens to return home in a dignified and safe way. Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and all the neighbouring countries of Syria must cooperate and coordinate together to find conditions conducive to this return." *TURKISH TRANSLATIONS AT SOURCE*
M/S Lebanese flag *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (Turkish): "In order to have Lebanon's contribution to this matter we have decided to invite Lebanon as well as Iraq to join the Astana Process and thereupon Lebanon and Iraq joined the last meeting."
M/S Turkish flag *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (Turkish): "Turkey condemns Israel's illegal occupation of Jerusalem and of the Palestinian territories as well as its policies in Syria's Golan heights and its violations of Lebanon's rights at sea. Turkey is one of the strongest protectors and defenders of the territorial integrity as well as the rights of these countries."
M/S Cavusoglu and Bassil shaking hands
SCRIPT
Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu held a press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil during his visit to Beirut on Friday, as the two parties discussed pressing regional issues.
Bassil emphasized the need for further cooperation between Syria's neighbouring countries to facilitate a "dignified and safe" return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.
Cavusoglu, in turn, added that "in order to have Lebanon's contribution to this matter we have decided to invite Lebanon as well as Iraq to join the Astana Process and thereupon Lebanon and Iraq joined the last meeting."
According to reports, Cavusoglu also scheduled bilateral meetings with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.