Salam and his wife Lama arrive in Istanbul for the two-day OIC conference.
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam is likely to meet with Saudi King Salman on the sidelines of an Islamic summit conference in Istanbul, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, in a move that could help ease a diplomatic crisis between the kingdom and Lebanon.In addition to delivering Lebanon's speech at the summit, Salam will meet with a number of Muslim leaders participating in the summit, the National News Agency reported. It did not say if the Saudi king is among those leaders. Lebanon's relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states have been strained since Riyadh decided in February to halt $4 billion in grants to the Lebanese Army and police in protest at perceived "hostile" stances against the kingdom linked to Hezbollah and Iran at Arab League and Islamic meetings.Earlier in the day, Hariri met with Kataeb Party leader MP Sami Gemayel and MP Nadim Gemayel with whom he discussed political developments in the country.Hariri underlined the importance of participation in next month's municipal elections and parity between Muslims and Christians.
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