Lebanon has succeeded in realizing outstanding security achievements in the fight against terrorism, Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Mashnouk, told a visiting delegation of the International Sanctions Monitoring Team of Al-Qaeda and Daesh.
“Lebanon, thanks to the vigilance and professionalism of its security apparatuses, has succeeded in carrying out a large number of pre-emptive operations and has succeeded in dismantling dormant cells and eradicating terrorist groups,” he told the international delegation that visited his ministerial office today.
“The security apparatuses, in cooperation with the Lebanese Central Bank and the Anti-Money Laundering Investigation Commission, are endeavoring to prevent the use of Lebanese banks to finance terrorist groups,” the Minister said, adding that the Lebanese army has been able, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry’s security apparatuses, to monitor and control the Lebanese borders and prevent attempts to sneak into Lebanese territory.
Separately, the Minister also received a delegation from the “Saudi National Campaign for the Relief of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon”, headed by campaign leader, Fahd al-Qanas.
Mashnouk told his visiting delegation that delegates from the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs had drafted a plan to address the issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
“This draft began to be discussed by the concerned ministerial committees,” Mashnouk said, expressing optimism that this plan will be approved “despite the existence of disagreements on a number of points.”
Source: National News Agency