Saturday 20 November 2021
Moscow – (dpa)
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the upcoming visit of Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdullah Bouhabib to Moscow and his talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, will focus on the development of the situation in Lebanon and the Syrian arena.
This came in a statement reported by the news website of the Russian channel (Arte) in Arabic today, Saturday, on the eve of Bou Habib’s arrival in Moscow on a visit that will last until November 23, during which he will hold a meeting with Lavrov on Monday on the anniversary of Lebanon’s Independence Day.
The statement said that the talks will witness an exchange of views on “urgent international and regional issues, with a focus on the developments in the situation in Lebanon.”
It is also scheduled to pay great attention to “the situation in Syria and the issue of the return of Syrian refugees,” and the two ministers will also discuss the settlement in the Middle East.
The statement affirmed Russia’s support for the efforts of the new Lebanese government headed by Najib Mikati to overcome the severe social and economic crisis in the country.
In its statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the Lebanese political forces to “continue to display a high degree of responsibility and prepare for compromise, guided by national interests.”
The statement said that the two ministers intend to discuss prospects for strengthening trade and economic partnership and developing humanitarian relations between Russia and Lebanon.