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Gibran Bassil: Refugees and Lebanon

gibran bassil: Some 1.5 million Syrian refugees who fled their country's conflict are believed to be living in Lebanon, equal to about a third of the Mediterranean country's population of 4.5 million people, according to Metro News. Bassil described the presence of refugees as an existential threat to Lebanon calling for a swift return of refugees to their country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments in Beirut during a news conference with his Lebanese counterpart, Gibran Bassil. Wang said that China has given Beirut aid in the past and we will continue to give such assistance to Lebanon in accordance with Lebanon's needs. As the situation improves in Syria it is natural that the refugees begin to return to their country. There should be a roadmap for a solution in Syria and for that all parties should put the interest of the Syrian state and people first, Wang said. ( As reported in the news.