U.S. praises Lebanon's decision to keep border with Syria open

U.S. praises Lebanon
# 04 January 2013 17:26 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The United States praised Friday the Lebanese government's decision to adopt a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of refugees from Syria and maintain an open border with the unrest-ridden country.

According to a statement by the U.S. embassy in Beirut, U.S. Ambassador Maura Connelly praised the decision of the Lebanese government to continue to meet its international humanitarian obligations toward the refugees.

She recognized the urgent need for international assistance for the humanitarian crisis created by increased refugee flows and reiterated the U.S. commitment to respond positively in addressing the needs of Syrian refugees and the communities that host them.

To date, the United States has provided approximately 210 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian assistance to those inside Syria and those who have fled to neighboring countries.

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