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Italian PM arrives in Lebanon for talks
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta leaves a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, left, during a visit to government buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta leaves a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, left, during a visit to government buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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BEIRUT: Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta arrived Friday night to Beirut and is expected to meet Lebanon's top officials and his country's UNIFIL contingent.

Letta arrived at Rafik Hariri Airport on board a private plane.

Letto will hold talks with caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the Grand Serail and take part in a joint news conference at 12 p.m.

Letto is also scheduled to meet with President Michel Sleiman and Speaker Nabih Berri separately.

The Italian PM will also visit his country's 1,466-strong contingent in the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon and meet with the peacekeeping force cheif Gen. Paolo Serra. He is also expected to visit Syrian refugee families in Lebanon.

 
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