Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on Friday renewed Lebanon’s holding onto its rights in the border demarcation dossier, stressing that the related talks that will take place are in favor of Lebanon.

We won’t give Israel anything but we will rather recuperate a once-stolen land and sovereignty over a zone that we deem belonging to Lebanon, Bassil told a news conference he held jointly with his Spanish counterpart, Josep Borrell.

What matters is Lebanon’s ability to obtain its rights and make gains, he said.

Today, there is a chance to recuperate our rights and we must not miss it, he added.

On the displaced Syrians’ issue, Bassil highlighted the necessity of an action plan that involves Lebanon, Europe, Russia and the US to end this dossier and assure refugees’ repatriation to the safe areas in Syria.

Moreover, he highlighted Lebanon’s utter rejection of refugee settlement, calling for the return of Palestinians to their land to establish their state in Palestine.

On a different note, Bassil thanked Spain for its contribution to the UNIFIL.

Our role today is to defuse and not to fuel tensions, since Lebanon is part of the solution and it constitutes a bridge of communication between the sides at loggerheads to protect itself, he underlined.

Source: National News Agency

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Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on Friday renewed Lebanon's holding onto its rights in the border demarcation dossier, stressing that the related talks that will take place are in favor of Lebanon.We won't give Israel anything but we will rather recuperate a once-stolen land and sovereignty over a zone that...