Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s adviser on Russian affairs, Georges Chaaban, revealed some “practical steps” to establish frameworks for the return of displaced Syrians from Lebanon, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Sunday.
In remarks he made to the newspaper, Chaaban said: “There will be practical steps next week by Lebanese officials who will work with Russian officials to lay the groundwork for the return of the displaced.
"The return will be agreed upon with the international community, the Americans and the Russians,” added Chaaban.
On Saturday, Russia confirmed it sent a letter to the United States last month with a proposal to cooperate on rebuilding Syria and repatriating refugees after it was reported in the media.
Addressing the U.N. Security Council last week, Russia urged world powers to help Syria's economic recovery and the return of refugees.
In July, Moscow also presented the U.S. with proposals for the return of refugees from Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt that would involve international financial support.
Lebanon hosts around 1.5 million refugees, compared with a local population of 4.5 million.
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