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Lebanon ready to assist in return of 200,000 Syrian refugees before year’s end

MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Lebanese authorities are ready to assist in the return of about 200,000 Syrian refugees to their native country before the end of the year, Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev said at the Wednesday meeting of the Russian and Syrian coordination centers for the return of refugees.

"Lebanon and Jordan have been actively assisting in the return of Syrian refuges to their homes. Lebanese authorities have expressed readiness to ensure the return of about 200,000 refugees before the end of the year," Mizintsev said.

According to the general, these plans imply only voluntary return of refugees based on the fundamental principles of the United Nations.