The March-14 led opposition criticized on Tuesday the meetings of the follow-up committee and the Joint Economic Committee between Lebanon and Iran, al-Liwaa newspaper reported.
A senior opposition source said that the meetings “embarrass” the cabinet in the Arab world, regionally and internationally.
The Iranian delegation arrived in Lebanon Sunday night in order to discuss economic cooperation with Lebanon and have so far met on Monday and they will continue discussions on Tuesday.
The source considered however that the delegation’s visit is aimed at comforting its allies in Lebanon amid the dramatic developments in the neighboring country Syria.
The deep crisis threatening the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad could also have an impact on Hizbullah's weapons supply through Iran and Syria, analysts believe.
Economy Ministry Director-General Fouad Fleifel urged during the meetings with the Iranian delegation, officials to remove all obstacles halting the flow of imports and exports between the two countries.
For his part, the head of the Iranian delegation Jamshid Nour-Salehi stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries.
The discussions, according to the National News Agency, will be held over two days and a report will be referred to Prime Minister Najib Miqati.
Miqati will tackle the report with the Iranian Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi, who is scheduled to arrive in Lebanon on Wednesday.
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