Washington, Beirut Preparing for Pompeo’s Visit


by Naharnet Newsdesk

Preparations and contacts between Beirut and Washington got underway ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Lebanon that is scheduled for mid-March, media reports said.

“No agreement has been reached on the final date of the visit,” al-Joumhouria newspaper reported.

“The date is swinging between March 15 and 21, the dates when Pompeo will begin and end his tour of the region, and the issue will crystallize over the coming days,” the daily added.

According to informed sources, the visit’s agenda involves the “broad and comprehensive relations between Beirut and Washington and the developments in Lebanon and the region.”



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