Bassil from Mexico: Without Lebanon terrorism will occupy the world

FEBRUARY 22, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Gebran Bassil, said on Sunday from Mexico that it is the Lebanese who are fighting against terrorism and without Lebanon’s efforts terrorism would take over the world.

The minister is currently on a tour of Latin America, and arrived to Mexico after a visit to Cuba. Bassil had wrapped up his visit to Cuba with a tour of the Medical Institute for the treatment of tropical diseases, founded by a professor of Lebanese origin.

In Mexico, Bassil met with prelates, officials and members of the Lebanese diaspora. He praised the success of the Lebanese community in the Latin American country and urged them to preserve their ties with their motherland and to hold on to their Lebanese identity. On that note, the Minister announced a ministerial initiative to encourage relations between emigrants and Lebanon.