Hizbullah in Moscow to Discuss Latest Developments

A delegation from Hizbullah arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first official visit to the Russian capital, As Safir newspaper reported.

The delegation will discuss with Russian officials the bilateral relations, issues of common interest and the developing situation in the region, mainly in Lebanon.

The daily remarked that the visit is of a parliamentary nature, as the Russian parliament is the side that invited Hizbullah’s delegation.

Head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammad Raad headed the delegation that included MP Hassan Fadlallah and MP Nawwar al-Sahili.

The newspaper reported that the delegation will reiterate the resistances’ role in protecting Lebanon, and the continuous efforts by the west to hit the resistance forces and to control decision-making in the region, in an attempt to control its natural resources and abilities.

The delegation was due to hold talks with Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Thursday as part of its three-day visit, Russia’s official RIA Novosti news agency quoted Raad as saying later on Wednesday.

He said the visit aimed to show "the intention to deepen the prospects of cooperation and coordination between Russia and Lebanon."

The group on Wednesday met Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the Russian parliament's lower house's international affairs committee, which invited the group, as well as other lawmakers, Raad said.

"We exchanged opinions on the situation in Lebanon, (and) the Arab world, discussed the attempts by the USA and the NATO bloc to destabilize the situation in the Middle East," Raad was quoted as saying.

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