40th Anniversary

Lebanese President voices congratulations over Iran's revolution victory

Beirut, Feb 11, IRNA – The Lebanese President Michel Aoun in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif extended congratulations over the 40th anniversary of the victory of Islamic Revolution.

During the meeting both sides discussed bilateral ties and regional issues.

Conveying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's congratulations on establishment of new government of Lebanon, Zarif described the achievement as the fruit of Aoun's wisdom to maintain convergence among Lebanese groups.

On his two-day visit, Zarif is slated to meet Lebanese President Michel Oun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Bari, and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Zarif's latest visit to Lebanon dates back to two years ago when he held talks with Lebanon’s newly-elected President Aoun in Beirut, becoming the first foreign minister to meet with the Lebanese head of state.

He had also met with Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, during his previous visit to Beirut.

Many observers see the visit in line with Iran's support and content with formation of national unity government in Lebanon.

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