Lebanese FM to visit Iran soon

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil is scheduled to visit Iran this week.

Bassil will arrive in Tehran later this week and is planned to discuss bilateral ties and the latest regional developments with Iranian officials, Lebanon’s An-Nahar newspaper reported today.

This will be Bassil’s first Iran visit after he was elected as the leader of Lebanon’s Free National Movement.

Back on August 12, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, heading a high-ranking delegation, paid an official visit to Beirut on the first leg of his regional tour after conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, China, Russia, France and Britain plus Germany) in Vienna on July 14.

Zarif voiced Tehran’s continued support for Lebanese nation and government, and urged cooperation among the Arab country’s political groups.

“Tehran supports Lebanese people’s demands and is ready to stay beside and cooperate with the people of that country,” Zarif said, speaking to reporters after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

By Tasnim News Agency