Hariri winds up Russia visit by meeting Lavrov



NNA – Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, on Friday concluded his visit to Russia by meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, 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 dignitaries.

A statement issued by Hariri’s Press 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 combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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


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