Jaberi Ansari discusses region with Lebanese president

TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Iran’s Deputy FM Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Lebanese President Michel Aoun discussed bilateral ties and regional issues in a meeting in Beirut on Monday.

During the meeting, Iranian Deputy Minister for Arab-African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, hailed the distinguished role of the Lebanese nation, government, army and resistance movement in countering Israel’s aggression and terrorism.

Jaberi Ansari further stressed that Lebanon has a special place for the two top priorities of Iran’s foreign ministry during President Rouhani’s second term in office, namely expansion of regional cooperation and boosting economic diplomacy.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, for his part, noted the extensive impact of regional crisis, particularly the Syrian crisis, on Lebanon, and highlighted the domestic achievements in fighting terrorism and the country's cabinet approval of a new electoral law as a solution to Lebanon’s economic problems.

President Aoun further extended his warm greetings to his Iranian counterpart and congratulated him on the start of his new administration, calling for expansion of cooperation between Tehran and Beirut.

Jaberi Ansari is also slated to hold talks with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Foreign Minister Gebran Brassil during his stay in Beirut. 

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