Hariri Seeks Russia's Support for Lebanese Army during High-Level Meetings

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Hariri Seeks Russia's Support for Lebanese Army during High-Level Meetings

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dimitri Medvedev in Moscow, with talks featuring high on ways to boost ties between the two countries.

During the meeting, Medvedev expressed keenness to safeguard Lebanon's sovereignty, stressing that Russia will continue to support Lebanon in its fight against terrorism.

Medvedev also hailed the Lebanese Army’s victory in the battle it fought against ISIS on the border with Syria.

For his part, Hariri reiterated his keenness to keep Lebanon neutral and shield it from regional conflicts, saying he is seeking Russia's help to provide the Army with more weapons.

The Lebanese premier had earlier met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to whom he relayed Lebanon's concerns and problems.

“Lebanon is facing terrorism just like other countries over the world. The Lebanese Army achieved great victories and we want to strengthen it as well as other security forces in order to empower the state,” Hariri told Lavrov.

“Lebanon is suffering from the Syrian refugee crisis. We hope that any political solution in Syria would include the refugees' return,” he stressed.

Source: Kataeb.org