Aoun to Kardel: We hope Russian initiative would receive United Nations support

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, hoped during his meeting with the UN Secretary General's representative, Pernille Dahler Kardel, that "the Russian initiative to bring back Syrian refugees to their country would gain the support of the United Nations, so as to put an end to their suffering."

"We welcomed the Russian initiative because it provides the return of 890,000 Syrian refugees from Lebanon to Syria. We will form a committee to coordinate with the Russians and study the technical details of the return mechanism," Aoun said, calling to inform UN Secretary-General, Antonio Gutierrez, of Lebanon's request to extend the UNIFIL mandate without change, neither in missions nor in personnel numbers.

Source: National News Agency