Acting Assistant Secretary for Near East Affairs, David Satterfield, visited on Wednesday Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, in the company of US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard.

The general situation and the most recent developments featured high on the meeting, which Bassil described as “good and serious.”

Separately, Bassil met with Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Christopher Martin, who visited him with an accompanying delegation.

“I had a very fruitful discussion with Minister Bassil, whom I have met for the second time since assuming my duties in Beirut. We discussed refugee affairs in Lebanon and the conditions that will enable them to return to Syria,” Martin said in the wake of the meeting.

“We also touched on the humanitarian repercussions and the situation in Syria; this was part of the consultations between us,” he added.

Bassil later received Ambassador of Turkey, ?agatay Erciyes, who paid him a farewell visit marking the end of his diplomatic mission in Lebanon.

“I affirmed my country’s participation in Rome 2 and CEDER 1 conference and stressed Turkey’s continued support for stability, security and prosperity in Lebanon,” the Turkish diplomat said.

Bassil also met with Rotary Governor for district 2452, Christina Covotsou, who invited him to attend the International Conference on Water and Peace, which will be held at Phoenicia Hotel on February 16 and 17 under the auspices of President of the Republic, Michel Aoun.

Source: National News Agency

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Acting Assistant Secretary for Near East Affairs, David Satterfield, visited on Wednesday Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, in the company of US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard.The general situation and the most recent developments featured high on the meeting, which Bassil described as 'good and serious.'Separately, Bassil...