President Aoun welcomed this morning at the Baabda Palace the Executive Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, who arrived in Lebanon in response to the invitation of the Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs, Dr. Hector Hajjar.
Dr. Hajjar indicated that this visit aims to stand by Lebanon to improve the social and humanitarian situation by setting an action plan with a specific timeline.
He stressed that all stakeholders from the Ministry of Social Affairs, councils, committees, unions, ministers of Arab affairs, and their representatives will participate in the implementation of this plan.
The Ministers present affirmed that Lebanon is always able to emerge stronger after every crisis and that the Executive Council looks forward to supporting the Lebanese people through Arab partnership.
“We need the Arabs to stand by us and we look forward to your meeting in order to awaken Lebanon from the tragic situation we are living in,” President Aoun told the members.
He also stressed the importance of the Arabs’ interest in the issue of returning the Syrian refugees to their home country in accordance with the principle of joint responsibility and burden-lifting.
This stems from the concept of international cooperation in developing sustainable solutions to resolve this crisis by the refugees returning in safety and dignity to Syria.