Lebanese Officials Meet Visiting Armenian Prime Minister


President Michel Aoun received visiting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday at the Presidential Palace in Baabda where talks highlighted bilateral ties between the two countries, the State-run National News Agency reported.

After the meeting, Armenian Prime Minister reiterated support for the stability of Lebanon and the Armenian presence in the UNIFIL peacekeeping forces.

He also stressed the importance of establishing an academy in Lebanon for further dialogue between cultures and religions.

The Armenian PM and his spouse had arrived early Saturday in Beirut accompanied by Armenia’s Foreign Minister and a delegation of officials, NNA said.

Pashinyan is scheduled to hold talks with senior Lebanese officials during his two-day visit, said NNA.

After meeting Aoun, he held meetings with Speaker Nabih Berri and PM-designate Saad Hariri.

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