Faculty of Law and Political Science at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) hosted on Monday Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Glenn Miles, over the Australian policy approach regarding refugees and terrorism.

Ambassador Miles pointed out that the largest wave of Lebanese immigrants happened from 1970 and 1980 to flee the civil war, “at that time Australia supported this migration and it constitutes an integral part of the Australian identity.”

“The escalation of terrorist groups in parts of Syria and Iraq contributes to fuel the flow of refugees on one hand, and to attract foreign fighters into the region on the other hand; thus, violent extremism is a source of concern to all governments, including Australia,” the diplomat remarked.

He also referred to the latest statistics, which indicated that around 110 Australians were currently fighting with terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, adding that this problem requires a local response and a program to combat extremism.

“From a local point of view, it is essential to continue to strengthen Australia’s success in building a multicultural and strong community,” he said, stressing the paramount importance of combatting extremist ideologies in all dimensions.

Source: National News Agency

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Faculty of Law and Political Science at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) hosted on Monday Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Glenn Miles, over the Australian policy approach regarding refugees and terrorism. Ambassador Miles pointed out that the largest wave of Lebanese immigrants happened from 1970 and 1980 to flee the civil...