World leaders meet in Paris over Syria refugee influx

Leaders discussed how Lebanon will deal with influx of refugees from civil war in Syria.

World leaders meet in Paris over Syria refugee influx

World Bulletin / News Desk

A meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, comprising the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Lebanon, the Arab League and the World Bank, has convened to help alleviate the destabilizing impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon.

The group was formed in November, 2013, to foster stability in Lebanon and discuss the repercussions of the Syrian civil war in the country, as well as to help Lebanon deal with the refugee influx from Syria.

On the eve of the meeting, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met his Lebanese counterpart Gebral Bassil.

Earlier, in a letter sent to Bassil, Fabius said "To protect Lebanon politically and economically from the negative effects of the Syrian civil war is more important than ever."

There are more than 930,000 refugees in Lebanon according to the U.N.

Last Mod: 05 Mart 2014, 17:49
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