Russian President Putin meets with Lebanese Prime Minister al-Hariri in Sochi -REUTERS Russian President Putin meets with Lebanese Prime Minister al-Hariri in Sochi -REUTERS

Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

By: MENA
Wed, Sep. 13, 2017
BEIRUT- 13 September 2017:Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.

Putin said Wednesday ahead of the meeting that agreements signed between the two countries during Hariri's visit to Russia would "work toward the positive development of our bilateral inter-state relationship," ABC said.

After the meeting, Hariri said that deepening military ties and reconstruction in war-torn Syria had been discussed.

Hariri met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.

The Lebanese leader said that Beirut wanted to buy more Russian military equipment and that Russian energy companies are in line to win drilling licenses off Lebanon's Mediterranean coast.
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