Aoun hopes U.N. will back Russian plan

U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel visits Aoun in Baabda, Friday, July 27, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

 President Michel Aoun Friday voiced his hope that the United Nations would support the recent Russian initiative looking to set out a plan for Syrian refugees to return to their homeland. Among the topics discussed between Aoun and U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel was Moscow’s charge to head a solution, which would potentially see more than 800,000 refugees return to Syria. “We hope that the Russian initiative to return Syrian refugees to their country will get the support of the U.N. in order to put an end to their suffering,” Aoun told Kardel.