Aoun Arrives in Moscow on Official Visit

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President Michel Aoun on Monday arrived in Moscow on an official visit, the National News Agency said.

The president was received at the airport by the Russian president’s Mideast envoy and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian foreign ministry’s head of protocol, and Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin.

Also present at the airport were Lebanese Ambassador to Russia Shawki Bou Nassar, ex-MP Amal Abu Zeid, Lebanese military attache in Moscow Brig. Gen. Khodr Hammoud and the Greek Orthodox Church Representative at the Patriarchate of Moscow and the Whole of Russia, Archbishop Nivon Saikali.

The president is accompanied by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and senior presidential adviser Mireille Aoun-Hachem while Lebanese Ambassador Bou Nassar is supposed to join the delegation in Moscow.

Aoun is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin and other senior Russian officials.

Talks are expected to tackle bilateral relations, the developments in the Middle East and efforts to find a solution for the Syrian refugee file.

Aoun will also meet a group of Russian businessmen on Monday afternoon after which he will hold talks with Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations at the Patriarchate of Moscow, in the presence of Archbishop Saikali.

In the evening, he will meet Lebanese expatriates in Russia at a ceremony thrown in his honor by Ambassador Bou Nassar.

Comments 11
Thumb s.o.s 25 March 2019, 12:27

What a family affair, Aoun, his in-law and daughter.... joke of the week.

Thank God Lebanese presidents are powerless.

Thumb janoubi 25 March 2019, 12:36

"The president is accompanied by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and senior presidential adviser Mireille Aoun-Hachem"

Senior Presidential Advisor Mireille Aoun? This indicates there are other advisors too. What are her qualifications? How much does she get paid?

I now believe aoun is fighting corruption.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 25 March 2019, 12:52

6 year term @ $35k per month = $2.5 million plus expenses

Thumb s.o.s 25 March 2019, 15:22

Trump gets $ 400 000 per year or a monthly $33 333 and he’s in charge of 300 million souls and responsible for the entire world’s safety.

French President Macron gets $16 191 every month.... Egyptian dictator Sisi gets $ 5866....

Aoun is a royal thief !

Thumb enterprise 26 March 2019, 07:05

I think @lubnani was referring to the salary of the 'senior presidential advisor' and not the president's salary.

Thumb enterprise 26 March 2019, 07:02

she writes his flowery but repulsive speeches.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 25 March 2019, 12:49

When he appoints his daughter (who was a nobody before he became president) as senior advisor, it says a lot about the man's credibility and intentions.

Thumb whyaskwhy 25 March 2019, 17:16

El tasi day3a he can do whatever he wants, even taking his mother with him as a personal consoler in case he needs to weep on her shoulders. He is a president of a country that is infiltrated with corruption called Lebanonstan and its under the tutelage of Syria, another bastion of corruption and strife.
Interestingly enough is the list of "no ones" hes meeting. He could have saved Lebanon a lot of money with one email to Russia saying "yes sir" however thats his love for Lebanon....

Thumb s.o.s 25 March 2019, 18:20

Don’t forget, a7san dawa sham el hawa. The quisling, as you call him, may return revigorated.

Thumb warrior 26 March 2019, 04:49

عون: الشعب اللبناني جاهز للمقاومة الاقتصادية

Thumb enterprise 26 March 2019, 07:03

yep 'resistance' for everything except Israel.