Lebanon News

Lavrov, Hariri meeting cancelled

  • Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks to journalists in the Hague, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that a scheduled meeting between Sergey Lavrov and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri was cancelled.

The meeting had been set for Thursday.

Hariri and Lavrov last met in Paris, January, where the Russian official reportedly stressed the need to respect constitutional deadlines, including the presidential election.

Lebanon's Parliament has struggled to elect a new successor to President Michel Sleiman, whose six-year term ends on May 25.



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