SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 29 November 2021, Monday |

Mikati discusses Moscow visit with Bou Habib

Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Thursday met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Abdallah Bou Habib, and discussed with him his imminent visit to Moscow.

Touching on what is said about Moscow providing Lebanon with satellite images of the August 4 explosion, Bou Habib said: “This matter was requested by His Excellency President Michel Aoun, and I will discuss it during my visit.”

Regarding the possibility of Moscow making an effort and sending an envoy to Lebanon to resolve the tense political situation, he explained that he would “discuss this matter with Russian officials. I do not know if there is a possibility for that, and this is what PM Mikati asked me to broach with Russian officials.”

On the other hand, Premier Mikati met at the Grand Serail with a delegation of the Lebanese Banks Association, headed by Dr. Salim Sfeir, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Saade Chami.

Separately, Mikati welcomed at the Serail the Armenian Ambassador to Lebanon, Vahagn Atabekian, with whom he discussed the bilateral relations and the developments of the political situation in Lebanon and the region.

Among Premier Mikati’s itinerant visitors for today had been a delegation of the Makassed Philanthropic Association, headed by Dr. Faisal Sinno, with relevant affairs topping their discussions.

The Prime Minister also received a delegation of Women Leaders Association, headed by its Chairman Madiha Raslan.

The delegation briefed the Premier on the Association’s forthcoming conference at the Dubai Expo upcoming January 27.

Mikati also met with General Security Chief, Major General Abbas Ibrahim.