Report: Swiss President Expected to Visit Beirut

Swiss President Alain Berset is expected to arrive on an official visit in Beirut during the weekend, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Prominent diplomatic sources told the daily that Berset is scheduled to hold meetings with senior Lebanese officials.

“He will meet Monday with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace,” they said on condition of anonymity.

The visit aims to strengthen relations at various levels between Lebanon and Switzerland's seven-member Federal Council, the country's executive branch, which Berset heads.

“It comes in the framework of preparations for a series of cooperation agreements between the two countries,” concluded the sources.

Source: Naharnet

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