Derbas: Lebanon has no interest in fueling conflict in the region

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi hosted a meeting at his residence in Tripoli including Minister of Social Affairs Rashid Derbas and Deputies Samir Jisr, Mohammed Kabbara and Badr Wannous with talks featuring high on the latest developments at the Lebanese scene as well as the developmental projects and administrative appointments to be approved by the government for the benefit of the city of Tripoli.

After the meeting, Minister Derbas read a statement in which he tackled the painful events taking place in Syria and Iraq, and confirmed that “Lebanon has no interest in being part of the conflict [in the region], because it would then be fueling this conflict.”

“We welcome the return of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and what it stirred of political action and confidence,” Derbas said.

SOURCE: National News Agency- Lebanon