President in Lebanon next week to discuss sudden influx of migrant arrivals

President Nikos Christodoulides is travelling to Lebanon on Monday, 8 April, to discuss a sudden influx of migrant arrivals from the country, telling reporters the situation is difficult but “we will deal with it”.

Over the past few days, hundreds of migrants, mostly Syrians, arrived to Cyprus from Lebanon and authorities are seeking solutions with the EU to tackle the issue.

The President, who was asked by the press to reveal what Cyprus is asking the EU to do, replied that he is "meeting with the European Commission President on Sunday (7 April)". He added that authorities in Cyprus are in contact with the EC on a technical level.

President Christodoulides said that in Lebanon he will meet with the interim government and will be accompanied by his Ministers of Interior, Foreign Affairs, the Chief of the National Guard and other officials. Revealing that he spoke on the phone with the Lebanese Premier recently, he added that Cyprus is faced with a crisis but that authorities are doing everything possible to manage it, and assured that they would "deal with it".

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