Feb 10, 2019, 3:44 PM
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Iran ready to cooperate with Lebanon in all areas: FM Zarif

Beirut, Feb 10, IRNA - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran will be ready to work with Lebanon in all areas if its government asks for it.

On his arrival in Beirut on Sunday, the senior Iranian diplomat referred to the goal of his two-day visit as declaration of solidarity with the Lebanese government and people, as well as the readiness of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate with the country in all areas.

He cited the concurrence of his trip to Lebanon by forming the new government and congratulated the Lebanese people and the government on this achievement.

Iran's Foreign Minister emphasized that Lebanon is a symbol of resistance and coexistence and said he would talk with Lebanese officials on various issues during his trip to Beirut.

He will host several personalities and representatives of the Lebanese and Palestinian parties in the Iranian embassy this afternoon.

Iran's foreign minister is scheduled to meet with President Michel Aoun on Monday, Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berry, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, and Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Two weeks ago the new government, after nearly 9 months of interruption and consultation, led by Saad al-Hariri was formed.

The Iranian foreign minister is the first foreign minister to travel to the country after the formation of the new Lebanese government.

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