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Report: Hariri Won’t Stand Down, to Initiate Contacts with Rahi, Berri

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri reportedly dismissed plans to step back from his mission to form a cabinet, with sources expecting him to accelerate contacts with Maronite Patriarch Beshara el-Rahi and Speaker Nabih Berri on the government impasse, the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa e-magazine reported Saturday.

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Report: Govt Talks Likely to Resume after Hariri’s Return

Baabda is reportedly awaiting PM-designate Saad Hariri to return from an official trip abroad in order for the stalled talks on a government formation to “resume”, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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Hariri: Pope Francis to Visit Lebanon after a Government is Shaped

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, that the Pope is willing to visit Lebanon but after Lebanese leaders form a government, noting that parties obstructing the formation “are known to the Vatican.”

“The Pope wants to visit Lebanon but after a government is formed. This is an important message for us to speed the government formation. The Pope perceives Lebanon as a message of mederation,” said Hariri in remarks to reporters after his meeting with the Pope.

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Hariri Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis met Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican where talks highlighted the role that the Vatican can play to help Lebanon, the press office of Hariri said in a statement on Thursday.

Discussions highlighted “Lebanon’s historic relations with the Holy See, and the role that the Vatican can play to help Lebanon face its crises,” added the statement.

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Hariri Concludes Visit to Russia by Meeting Lavrov

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri concluded his visit to Russia Friday by meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, Hariri’s press office said in a statement.

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Hariri to Visit Moscow this Week

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri received an invitation from his Russian counterpart to visit Moscow, Hariri’s press office said in a statement.

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Report: Berri Dispatches Delegate to Hariri on Govt Initiative

Speaker Nabih Berri has reportedly dispatched a delegate to the Center House in the evening on Tuesday, to explain his initiative to PM-designate Saad Hariri in a bid to ease the government formation deadlock, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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Hariri Discusses Govt Deadlock with Rahi

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri visited Bkirki on Thursday evening and discussed the controversial government formation with Patriarch Beshara el-Rahi.

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Aoun Schedules Meeting with Hariri after 'Argument'

The Presidency General Directorate issued a statement on Thursday setting an appointment for PM-designate Saad Hariri to visit Baabda Palace and discuss the cabinet formation with President Michel Aoun.

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Allouch: Hariri Will Visit Baabda, But Not to Step Aside

PM-designate Saad Hariri will visit Baabda Palace on Thursday after an argument with President Michel Aoun over the government formation, al-Mustaqbal Movement official and former MP Moustafa Allouch said.

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