Report: Western, Arab officials to visit Beirut soon


Senior western officials, as well as officials from the Gulf countries and the Arab League, may soon visit Beirut, al-Joumhouria newspaper said Monday.

The daily reported that the western diplomatic drive would include visits from senior officials from France and the Vatican.

Meanwhile, a delegation from the U.S. Congress arrived Monday in Beirut and met with Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib.

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