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Lebanon: Russian diplomats meet Hariri to discuss Syrian refugees' return01:09

Lebanon: Russian diplomats meet Hariri to discuss Syrian refugees' return

Lebanon, Beirut
July 26, 2018 at 19:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian diplomats met with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri and members of his government in Beirut on Thursday, to discuss Russian-sponsored initiatives for Syrian refugees returning home from Lebanon.

Russian President's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin headed the Russian delegation.

The initiative is expected to ease the economic burden caused by the huge amount of refugees in Lebanon.

More than one million Syrians are registered in Lebanon as refugees, according to United Nations.

Lebanon: Russian diplomats meet Hariri to discuss Syrian refugees' return01:09
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Russian diplomats met with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri and members of his government in Beirut on Thursday, to discuss Russian-sponsored initiatives for Syrian refugees returning home from Lebanon.

Russian President's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin headed the Russian delegation.

The initiative is expected to ease the economic burden caused by the huge amount of refugees in Lebanon.

More than one million Syrians are registered in Lebanon as refugees, according to United Nations.