British foreign secretary pledges support to Lebanon in aiding Syrian refugees

2013-02-20 20:54:29 GMT2013-02-21 04:54:29(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIRUT, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday pledged support to Lebanon in its aid to the Syrian refugees and appealed to donor countries to assist Lebanon in this regard.

Hague met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati in the company of British Ambassador Tom Fletcher after he arrived in Beirut on Wednesday evening.

In turn, Najib Mikati said "we hope Britain exerts more efforts in urging Arab and Foreign countries to support Lebanon in its endeavors of providing aid to Syrian refugees."

Hague will hold a press conference Thursday, during which he will shed more light on Britain's stances on latest developments in the region.

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