Prime Minister Najib Miqati held talks on Wednesday with visiting Iranian Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi on cooperation between Lebanon and Iran.
The meeting at the Grand Serail also focused on improving the agreements and Memorandums of Understandings signed between the two countries.
The premier later threw a luncheon banquet in Rahimi’s honor.
The Iranian official, who arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday, did not make any statement after the talks.
Prominent opposition sources had criticized on Monday Rahimi’s visit, saying that it “embarrasses the government on the Arab, regional, and international levels.”
Rahimi and the accompanying delegation’s visit coincides with that of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, who arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday.
Al-Manar television, which is close to Iran, said that “mystery surrounds Feltman’s visit, as do all of his trips to Lebanon.”
“Clarity however surrounds Rahimi’s visit, which centers on economy and activating the role of the higher joint Lebanese-Iranian committee.”
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