Lebanon’s Defence Minister Calls For Border Demarcation With Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Lebanese Defence Minister, Elias Bou Saab, urged, Saturday, the need to find a solution to the demarcation of Lebanese-Syrian borders, local media reported.

We need to draw borders with Syria which would facilitate the deployment of the Lebanese army in these areas and the control of illegal borders between the two countries, Bou Saab was quoted as saying.

Bou Saab said, the control of illegal borders is possible but it needs a political solution with the Syrian government.

Illegal borders have been used in the past years by merchants in Lebanon, to smuggle products without paying customs and taxes, which cost the treasury billions of dollars in losses from tax revenues.

Source: NAM News Network