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Bassil Travels to Tehran with Boroujerdi on Two-Day Visit

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil traveled to Iran on Friday on the same plane as Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Boroujerdi had paid a visit on Friday to Lebanon where he held talks with senior officials, including Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Bassil, and Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

Bassil will kick off his two-day trip by attending a regional conference affiliated with the Munich Security Conference at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif, reported the daily An Nahar.

The conference will be attended by a number of regional and international foreign ministers.

Bassil will also address bilateral ties with numerous Iranian officials, as well as discuss the ongoing presidential vacuum in Lebanon.

Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of a successor.

Ongoing disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 camps over a compromise candidate have thwarted the polls.


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