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Mikati on Gulf tour ahead of talks with Sisi, Macron

Prime Minister Najib Miqati met Monday with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and the two discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Qatari leader affirmed that he will dispatch Qatar’s Foreign Minister to Beirut soon to find ways to support Lebanon and to address the Lebanon-Gulf crisis.

Miqati also met with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled Al-Sabah and stressed on Lebanon’s keenness on the “firm relation” with the Gulf Cooperation Council nations.

For his part, the Kuwaiti PM affirmed his country’s support for Lebanon and its keenness on the unity of the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

“Lebanon is capable with its wisdom of addressing any problem and it will find all the needed support from Kuwait and the Arab countries,” Sheikh Sabah said.

Moreover, Miqati met with Spain’s Prime Minister who affirmed his country’s continuous support for Lebanon through the European group.

The head of the European Council also communicated to Miqati the support of the European Union for Lebanon.

Miqati also met with the International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva, who confirmed in the meeting the IMF’s will to assist Lebanon through its current crisis.

Miqati is scheduled to meet in the afternoon with French President Emmanuel Macron, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Source: Naharnet.com

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