Bassil said that Lebanon spearheads war against terrorism. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil said Thursday that the main obstacles hindering Lebanon's progress were terrorism and the Syrian refugee crises.Speaking during the 6th China-Arab ministerial meeting, Bassil said that Lebanon possesses the necessary prerequisites for progress, but was crippled by security and refugee problems. Bassil called on China to support Lebanon politically and economically, and to save it from "total collapse".Separately, Bassil dedicated the major part of his speech to stress the importance of Chinese-Arab collaboration and Lebanon's need for Chinese investment.
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