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Lebanon's DM calls for borders demarcation with Syria

Jun 09

Lebanon's DM calls for borders demarcation with Syria

BEIRUT, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab urged Saturday the need to find a solution to the demarcation of Lebanese-Syrian borders, local media reported.

'We need to draw borders with Syria which would facilitate the deployment of the Lebanese army in these areas and the control of illegal borders between the two countries,' Bou Saab was quoted as saying by Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

Bou Saab said that the control of illegal borders is possible but it needs a political solution with the Syrian government.

Illegal borders have been used in the past years by merchants in Lebanon to smuggle products without paying customs and taxes which cost the treasury billions of dollars in losses from tax revenues.

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