Berri, Russian parliamentary delegation confirm firm ties

Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri received on Friday afternoon at Ain el Tineh residence, a Russian parliamentary delegation led by Konstantin Kosachev and in the presence of the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Saspkin with talks featuring high on developments and bilateral ties.

“We confirmed solid ties between Lebanon and Russia at all levels. We agreed to work to boost cooperation between both parliaments,” Kosachev said.

On the other hand, he said that “our views on the crisis in Syria are very close, especially in helping Syria to protect its sovereignty, independence and confront terrorism”.

He added that discussions focused as well on the crises in the Middle East.

“The Russian role is positive, whether in Lebanon or in Syria,” he concluded.

Later, Berri met with a delegation from ISF chaired by ISF Director, Major General Ibrahim Basbous. Discussions touched on the security situation and the role achieved by ISF to boost stability.

On another note, Berri received a telegram from the Egyptian President, Abdel Fatah Sisi. The latter congratulated Berri on New Year.

Source: National News Agency