Martedì 16 Febbraio 2016 - 14:45

Gentiloni meets Lebanese Foreign minister to talk about Syria

Gentiloni and minister Gebran Bassil talked about the impact of the Syrian crisis on the development of Lebanon

Italian Foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni

Italian Foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni received in Rome on Tuesday his Lebanese counterpart, after the meeting of the EU Foreign ministers held on Monday in Brussels, the Italian Foreign ministry said in a statement. Gentiloni and minister Gebran Bassil talked about the impact of the Syrian crisis on the development of Lebanon, where over 1.5 million refugees have entered the country after fleeing Syria, and the contribution of Italy in the framework of the London Pledging Conference, which allocated 400 million dollars mainly for Lebanon.

According to the statement, Gentiloni expressed hope that the countries that took part in the conference respect their commitments and that the Lebanese government takes resolute action to face security and socio-economic challenges in the country. During the meeting with Bassil, Gentiloni also asked for an update on the chances to solve the stalemate regarding the choice of a president, adding that Italy is ready to help in finding an agreement. "Lebanon is one of the most important countries in the region, the current situation makes it a priority to solve the stalemate in its institutions", Gentiloni said in the statement. Minister Bassil expressed the appreciation of Lebanon for the role of Italy in the UNIFIL mission, the statement finally said.
 

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