BEIRUT: Prime Minister Najib Mikati said that Lebanon provides humanitarian support to the Syrian refugees coming in to the country, even though the Cabinet has adopted a dissociation policy toward the Syrian crisis.
“Although the cabinet has adopted a disassociation policy toward the Syrian crisis, we have organized a campaign to help the refugees,” Mikati said Saturday at the closed session of the Francophone summit, according to a press release Sunday.
The PM also asked the Francophone society for its help in such a “humanitarian mission.”
Mikati ended his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday, during which he has headed the Lebanese delegation to the 14th Francophone Summit, the statement said.
Before leaving the capital Kinshasa, Mikati met with the President of Congo Joseph Kabila and held another meeting with Congo Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon.
According to the statement, the PM’s discussions addressed the conditions of the Lebanese community in Congo.
“Lebanon should be a role model for the entire world, not only through co-existence, but also through tolerance and respect of values,” Mikati said.
The statement said the PM will return to Beirut later Sunday, two days after he left for the DRC heading Lebanon’s delegation to the Francophone summit.
The delegation included Deputy Prime Minister Samir Mouqbel, Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, Health Minister Ali Hasan Khalil, Economy Minister Nicolas Nahhas and Culture Minister Gaby Layyoun.