Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Hector Hajjar on Thursday called on Türkiye to exchange information about the displaced Syrians returning home from Türkiye with Lebanese authorities.
During his meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Baris Ulusoy, the Lebanese minister expressed his concern that the Syrian refugees returning home from Türkiye would be displaced again and pile into Lebanon, the National News Agency reported.
“We fear that the Syrians returning from Türkiye to Syria will flee again to Lebanon if an agreement is reached between the Syrian and Turkish sides,” Hajjar said.
Hajjar said he hopes that Türkiye will exchange information about the displaced Syrians returning from Türkiye to Syria with the Lebanese General Security.
The two officials noted that the two countries are both concerned about facing heavy repercussions due to the great number of displaced Syrians on their lands.
The Lebanese government on Wednesday tightened regulations on Syrian refugees as tensions between the displaced and the local Lebanese continues to grow.
Lebanon remains the country hosting the largest number of refugees per capita, with around 2 million Syrian refugees in the country.
Lebanon has been suffering from an unprecedented financial crisis, and a large number of refugees weighs heavily on the country’s economy and infrastructure.