Bassil after meeting of Bloc of Reform and Change: Lebanon playing essential role in fighting terrorism

November 24, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Foreign Affairs Minister Gibran Bassil said that Lebanon “is the opposite of terrorism and any harm against the region will hurt Lebanon in favor of terrorists,” indicating that Lebanon “is playing an essential role in fighting terrorism through its people and army.”

Bassil’s stance came Tuesday in the context of the regular weekly meeting for the Bloc of Reform and Change in Rabieh.

“We regret the war waged against those who are fighting terrorism,” said Bassil, who called for the necessity to unify international efforts against terror.

Bassil explained that finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, defeating terrorism and setting up a unified, strong Syria would quite suit the Lebanese state.

The minister said that the bloc renewed its call for the necessity to restore to municipalities the public money of the cellular sector.