Mikati responds to campaign alleging “European bribery” to keep displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Dubai United Arab Emirates (CNN)– Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Saturday denied rumors of what he called “European bribery” in return for… Syrian refugees In Lebanon, Lebanon insists that European aid to its country is unconditional, as reported by the Lebanese National News Agency.

In a statement issued by the media office of the Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, “Since the visit of the President of the European Commission, Ursula van der Leyen, and the President of Cyprus, Nicos Christodoulides, to Lebanon two days ago, the declaration of European support for Lebanon, worth one billion dollars, was launched under the heading of political and media campaign.. .(EU bribes Lebanon to keep displaced Syrians on its land.)

The statement added: “Politicians, journalists and the media participate in this campaign, in an attempt to stir up sentiments and disputes, or from the people’s bidding, or do not recognize the government for any step or achievement. Some of these political campaigns use a sarcastic tone that harms serious Lebanese diplomacy.” It, ” according to a Lebanese agency report.

A statement from Mikati’s media office added: “A long time ago, the government and its president, Najib Mikati, took the decision to put the file of displaced Syrians on the path to intensive treatment in Lebanon, in parallel with a serious diplomatic and political movement away from the media center, to explain the dimensions of the file and its seriousness, and the implementation began.

A statement from Mikati’s office confirmed that “the talk of a European bribe to Lebanon to keep the displaced on its land is false, while this gift is completely unconditional and recognized by the Lebanese side according to established procedures.”

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According to National News, the statement asserted, “This is a malicious attempt to defeat any solution by the government under false arguments and allegations”. The company said.

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