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Geagea, Canadian minister discuss Lebanon, region

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Monday met Monday with a Canadian minister to discuss Lebanon’s political situation as well as regional developments. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)

BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea met Monday with a Canadian minister to discuss Lebanon’s political situation as well as regional developments.

“I was briefed on the tense political situation in Lebanon, and I gave institutions a [burst] of encouragement that they should perform normal duties to ensure stability in the country,” said Jason Kenney, Canada's employment and social development minister and multiculturalism minister.

Kenney said he voiced Canada’s concern about the difficult conditions facing religious minorities in the Middle East, especially the Christians.

He explained that the “Office of Religious Freedom” that was established by the Canadian government aimed at protecting vulnerable minorities in this region in the face of extremist groups.

Kenney and Geagea also discussed bilateral ties, “particularly since many Canadians had been part of the Lebanese Forces in the past and have scored remarkable successes in Canada.”

“My visit was an opportunity to thank the Lebanese-Canadian Group for engaging in the Canadian society and contributing to Canada’s success,” he said.

Kenney wrapped up five days of meetings with political and religious leaders.





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