10 February 2019 - 19:09
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Iran FM receives Lebanese politicians

Tehran, Feb 10, IRNA – Iranian foreign minister on Sunday met with a number of Lebanese political figures and representatives of the Arab county's parties.

Iran-Lebanon bilateral ties were the main topic of Mohammad Javad Zarif's meeting with the Lebanese figures from various parties.

Iran has always supported Lebanon's independence and sovereignty against its enemies, Iranian foreign minister said.

He referred to peaceful co-existence of various ethnic groups in Lebanon, and expressed his support for political process in the country.

Zarif arrived in Beirut on Sunday to meet Lebanese authorities.

On his two-day visit, Zarif is slated to meet Lebanese President Michel Oun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Bari, and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Zarif's latest visit to Lebanon dates back to two years ago when he held talks with Lebanon’s newly-elected President Aoun in Beirut, becoming the first foreign minister to meet with the Lebanese head of state.

He had also met with Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, during his previous visit to Beirut.

Many observers see the visit in line with Iran's support and content with formation of national unity government in Lebanon.

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