Social Affairs Minister, Pierre Bou Assi, called Saturday for “strengthening Lebanon’s capabilities in facing the Syrian crisis implications.”

“Lebanon has endured huge burdens as a result of the Syrian crisis ramifications, and has fulfilled its humanitarian duties towards the Syrian refugees to its utmost,” said Bou Assi.

However, he indicated that “this has reflected negatively on the country’s economy and infrastructure,” while expressing fear that such huge challenges might turn into destabilizing factors threatening Lebanon’s stability and social security.

Bou Assi’s words came during his participation in the works of the “Committee on the Rights of the Child at the United Nations” in its 75th session held in Geneva.

Bou Assi stressed that “the issue of child protection is a priority for the State, both government and people,” adding that “it is committed to providing a safe and well-protected environment that allows for the development of the child’s abilities and talents through ensuring his psychological, social and cultural needs.”

“Lebanon has always been dedicated to human values and will never fail in any of its commitments, exerting more efforts to improve the situation of children by ensuring what is best for their happiness and future, which is their natural and well-deserved right,” vowed Bou Assi.

However, he emphasized that “this ought to be combined with the ability and potential to achieve the desired outcome.”

Bou Assi appealed to the international community “to lend a helping hand and unite efforts to enhance Lebanon’s capabilities in pursuing its role towards thousands of children.”

Source: National News Agency

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Social Affairs Minister, Pierre Bou Assi, called Saturday for 'strengthening Lebanon's capabilities in facing the Syrian crisis implications.''Lebanon has endured huge burdens as a result of the Syrian crisis ramifications, and has fulfilled its humanitarian duties towards the Syrian refugees to its utmost,' said Bou Assi.However, he indicated that...