Russian delegation arrives in Beirut for talks with Lebanese senior officials

The Russian diplomatic and military delegation arrived on Thursday afternoon at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, coming from Jordan, to hold talks with senior Lebanese officials on the Russian initiative concerning the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland.

The delegation is led by Russian President's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister.

Greeting the delegation at the airport had been Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's Advisor for Syrian affairs, Dr. George Shaaban, and the Russian Charge D'affaires in Lebanon.

Shortly upon arrival, the delegation headed to the Grand Serail for a meeting with Premier Hariri. The delegation is scheduled to meet later with President of the Republic General Michel Aoun.

Source: National News Agency