BEIRUT: Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, will begin a three-day visit to Lebanon Thursday with developments in Syria high on the agenda.
Bogdanov, dispatched by President Vladimir Putin, arrives at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:25 pm Thursday, coming from Istanbul, a source at the airport told The Daily Star.
Bogdanov will hold talks with Lebanese officials including President Michel Sleiman, Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam, the source added.
The Russian envoy will also hold meetings with Lebanese political and spiritual leaders.
The source said Bogdanov will hold a news conference at 7:30 am Sunday at Beirut airport before leaving to Amman.