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Lebanon: Russia to provide assistance to Syrian Christians in Lebanon 01:31

Lebanon: Russia to provide assistance to Syrian Christians in Lebanon

Lebanon, Beirut
April 3, 2017 at 22:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Chairman of the Russian Ministry of Construction Public Council, Sergei Stepashin, confirmed that Russia will provide humanitarian assistance to Syrian Christians in Lebanon at a meeting between Russian and Lebanese delegates and the Supreme Mufti in Beirut on Monday. Stephasin also said there was talk of building a Russian school in Beirut.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Stepashin explained that Russia has already provided humanitarian assistance to Lebanon and planned to provide further support. He stated that Russia would help fund the Antiochian patriarch in order to support Syrian Christians.

Stepashin reported that Russian president Vladimir Putin was satisfied with the relations between Lebanon and Russia, which are "improving now" and that it is "absolutely true" that Lebanon faces a "very difficult situation relating to the Syrian conflict".

"It's pretty obvious that it's difficult to handle this problem alone", Chair of the Russian Ministry of Construction Public Council stated.

Stepashin explained that the delegation had discussed the construction of a Russian school in Beirut, saying, "some time ago there were 80 [Russian schools] here in Lebanon and Syria" and that now it is "time to return to the old tradition".

Lebanon: Russia to provide assistance to Syrian Christians in Lebanon 01:31
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Chairman of the Russian Ministry of Construction Public Council, Sergei Stepashin, confirmed that Russia will provide humanitarian assistance to Syrian Christians in Lebanon at a meeting between Russian and Lebanese delegates and the Supreme Mufti in Beirut on Monday. Stephasin also said there was talk of building a Russian school in Beirut.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Stepashin explained that Russia has already provided humanitarian assistance to Lebanon and planned to provide further support. He stated that Russia would help fund the Antiochian patriarch in order to support Syrian Christians.

Stepashin reported that Russian president Vladimir Putin was satisfied with the relations between Lebanon and Russia, which are "improving now" and that it is "absolutely true" that Lebanon faces a "very difficult situation relating to the Syrian conflict".

"It's pretty obvious that it's difficult to handle this problem alone", Chair of the Russian Ministry of Construction Public Council stated.

Stepashin explained that the delegation had discussed the construction of a Russian school in Beirut, saying, "some time ago there were 80 [Russian schools] here in Lebanon and Syria" and that now it is "time to return to the old tradition".

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