Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil arrives in Baabda, Feb. 2, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Lebanon and Bulgaria agreed Friday to establish permanent direct flights between Beirut and Sofia, following Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil's meeting with Bulgarian officials in Sofia to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.Bassil met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Speaker of the Bulgarian National Assembly Tsveta Karayancheva and his Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zakharieva, according to a statement from the Lebanese Foreign Ministry.The Bulgarian president also described Lebanon as a stabilizing factor in the Middle East, and said he was looking forward to his trip to Lebanon, slated for next week.
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