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Deputy FM, Lebanese Premier Discuss Ties, Region

Deputy FM, Lebanese Premier Discuss Ties, RegionDeputy FM, Lebanese Premier Discuss Ties, Region

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed Tehran-Beirut ties as well as the latest developments in the Middle East in a meeting held in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Hariri referred to Israel and terrorism as the two main threats facing Lebanon and the entire region, Press TV reported.

Hariri described dialogue and cooperation among different Lebanese political parties as the reason behind the Beirut government’s recent achievements, stressing that the country was determined to continue this approach.

Ansari said the two threats highlighted by the Lebanese premier provide a common ground for boosting Tehran-Beirut ties and regional cooperation.

He voiced Tehran’s readiness to bolster relations with Lebanon in all fields and referred to the Arab country as a good example of national consensus and domestic coexistence.

In a press conference following the meeting, the Iranian diplomat said he held talks with Hariri on the need to resolve the Syria crisis through dialogue and to continue the counter-terrorism fight there. Ansari expressed Iran’s resolve to bolster cooperation with Lebanon, especially in the political and economic areas.

 

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