11 February 2019 - 16:57
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Iran, Lebanon review bilateral ties, regional development

Beirut, Feb 11, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Speaker of the parliament of Lebanon Nabih Berri discussed the bilateral relations between two countries and the recent developments in the region.

Expressing congratulations over victory of Lebanon for formation of new government, Zarif said Tehran is ready to promote cooperation with Lebanon is all fields.

He underlined the fact that relations between Iran and Lebanon will not harm any other county.

Zarif also referred to boosting commercial cooperation between two countries as an important capacity.

Berri, for his part, congratulated Zarif on the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and extended hope for developing relations in all fields.

During the meeting both sides discussed developments in Syria and described improving security conditions in this country as important.

On his two-day visit, Zarif is slated to meet Lebanese President Michel Oun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri, 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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