A parliamentary delegation tour of the northern border areas

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

A parliamentary delegation toured the northern border areas, accompanied by officers from the Army Command and the 1st Land Border Regiment.

The delegation was headed by the Head of the Foreign Affairs and Emigrants House Committee MP Fadi Alama and included MPs: Hagop Pakradounian, Adnan Traboulsi, Pierre Bou Assi, Adeeb Abdel Masih, and Jimmy Jabour. The members of the delegation were briefed on the situation of illegal infiltration by Syrian refugees into Lebanese territory, the measures taken by Army units to limit it, and the necessary needs to strengthen these measures.

The MPs pointed out that the Army is facing great difficulties in controlling the northern border, which is about 110 km long, in light of the geographical nature of the region and amid a shortage of equipment, stressing the importance of developing its capabilities to enable it to continue performing its national duty.