The European Union reiterates its position that it has never advocated for a settlement or integration of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. We agree with our Lebanese counterparts that their stay in Lebanon is temporary. We also agree that returns should happen in so far as they are voluntary, dignified, safe, and in line with international law.
يكرّر الاتحاد الأوروبي موقفه من أنه لم يؤيّد قط توطين اللاجئين السوريين في لبنان أو دمجهم فيه. ونحن نتفق مع نظرائنا اللبنانيين على أن إقامتهم في لبنان مؤقتة. كما نعتبر أن عمليات العودة يجب أن تتم بقدر ما تكون طوعية وكريمة وآمنة بما يتماشى مع القانون الدولي.
The European Union reaffirms today its support to the universal ban on chemical weapons. It is a tribute to all those who have lost their lives or loved ones and suffered harm from chemical weapons as well as a commitment to promoting peace and security.
The Chemical Weapons Convention and the crucial work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have contributed to eliminating 97% of chemical weapons stockpiles declared by possessor states. This makes the Chemical Weapons Convention the world's most successful disarmament treaty.
Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament plenary debate on the situation in the broader Middle East region, including the crises in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon