Lebanon News

Russian official to visit Lebanon Thursday

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. (Reuters)

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.





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