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Ex-Lebanon FM says relation with Syria will resume

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil address a press conference after a signing ceremony of a diplomatic cooperation agreement at the Trade Minstry in Budapest on November 26, 2019. [ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images]
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil address a press conference after a signing ceremony of a diplomatic cooperation agreement at the Trade Minstry in Budapest on November 26, 2019. [ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images]

Lebanon's former Foreign Minister and head of the Free Patriotic Movement, Gebran Bassil, said by virtue of nature and geography, the relationship between his country and Syria will resume.

Bassil denied claims that Lebanon's new government had been formed after contact between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Iranian counterpart Ibrahim Raisi.

"The situation needs a real change, at least the wrong policies that have benefited the political and financial system for thirty years," he said in remarks to the media.

Regarding the Iranian fuel ships which Hezbollah said were to provide much-needed petrol to Lebanon, Bassil stressed that the Lebanese people have every right to obtain fuel from anywhere.

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