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Cyprus – Lebanon spat over migrants to be handled at ‘political level’

A potential spat between Cyprus and Lebanon over migrants will be handled at a ‘political level,’ according to the Cypriot Minister of the Interior.

Reports suggest Nicosia is not satisfied over Beirut’s refusal on Monday to accept the return of one hundred and sixteen Syrian immigrants.

The migrants had been spotted in international territorial waters after sailing from Lebanon.

Konstantinos Ioannou referred to the multitude of problems faced by Lebanon, which is grappling with a series of domestic issues.

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Famagusta Gazette