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Bassil from Budapest: We opened our doors, the country got invaded

Oct 12

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Lebanon shared two positions with Hungary, where he is on an official visit, 'the first of which being the firm policy in welcoming refugees; a fact that enabled the country to avoid problems that other European countries have not managed to escape.'

During a meeting with members of the Lebanese Diaspora in Budapest, at the residence of the Lebanese ambassador, the minister deplored the situation of Lebanon 'which has opened its doors to refugees, yet they invaded it.'

According to him, Lebanese officials did not act against the elements that destabilized security with the necessary firmness so as to preserve security.

Bassil said Lebanon 'shares with Hungary the protection of minorities, which means preserving diversity and pluralism.'