FM Zarif to visit Lebanon on Sunday

TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head a delegation to Lebanon on Sunday, according to spokesman Bahram Ghasemi.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the Iranian top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif atop a delegation will visit Beirut on Sunday to confer with senior Lebanese officials on a wide range of topics.

Zarif would be the first foreign minister to visit Lebanon following the formation of Lebanon’s new government — headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri — after a nine-month deadlock.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Jalal Firouznia, said the Iranian foreign minister is likely to attend a ceremony in Beirut commemorating the 40th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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