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07/10/2020 12:05:07 PM

Meeting of the Minister of Interior with Major General Abbas Ibrahim, representative of the Lebanese Government on matters concerning irregular migration



The Minister of Interior welcomed today Major General Abbas Ibrahim, General Director of the Directorate-General of the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and his entourage, who are performing an official visit to Cyprus, following an invitation of the Cypriot Government. The Lebanese officials were accompanied by the Lebanese Ambassador to Cyprus, Ms. Claude El Hajal.

The meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere at the Ministry of Interior, where a review of bilateral issues relating to the responsibilities of the two Ministries took place.

The Minister of Interior expressed the sympathy and support of the President of the Republic and himself to the Lebanese people for the deadly explosion at the port of Beirut and reaffirmed the solidarity of the Cypriot people to their Lebanese neighbours.

In the context of the visit, the issue of irregular migration was also discussed, with emphasis on the latest arrivals by sea from Lebanon to Cyprus.

Lebanon and the Republic of Cyprus reaffirmed their firm willingness to implement the 2002 Agreement between the two countries as well as the relevant Protocol on irregular migration.

It was also agreed that the two States will coordinate their efforts, always within the framework of the international law, to prevent irregular arrivals, while they did not rule out the possibility of requesting FRONTEX support and assistance to this end.

The Minister of Interior was accompanied by the Chief of Police, the Commanders of the Aliens and Immigration Unit and the Police Border Marine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other officials.


Nicosia 6th October 2020






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