| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Lebanon’s Hariri winds up Russia visit by meeting Lavrov

Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, concluded on Friday his visit to Russia by meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, the National News Agency reported.

The meeting was held in the presence of Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikhail Bogdanov, Hariri’s Special Envoy to Russia, George Shaaban, Advisor Bassem el-Shab, and other high-rank officials.

A statement issued by Hariri’s media office said the meeting tackled the developments in Lebanon in detail, especially the obstacles facing the formation of the government and the economic crisis.

Discussions also covered the issue of the displaced Syrians and the possibility of Russia providing Lebanon with vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lavrov affirmed Moscow’s support for PM-designate Hariri’s efforts to form a cabinet as soon as possible, capable of addressing the crisis and gaining Arab and international support.

  • Lebanese National News Agency