Mikati follows his meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference



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Prime Minister Najib Mikati continued his meetings in Germany on Sunday on the sidelines of his attendance at the Munich Security Conference.

In this context, Prime Minister Mikati met with the German Minister of State for International Cooperation, Nils Anin, in the presence of the Lebanese Ambassador to Germany, Mustafa Adib, with talks on bilateral relations and Germany’s efforts to support Lebanon in all international forums.

Mikati also met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to discuss Lebanese-Egyptian relations.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to ask Minister Shoukry to convey his greetings to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and thank him for Egypt’s constant support to Lebanon, particularly the recent aid Egypt has sent to Lebanon.

Mikati also met with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in the presence of Director General for Public Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim, who is also attending the Munich conference alongside the Lebanese Ambassador to Germany.

After the meeting, Minister Abdollahian issued a statement calling on all countries to support Lebanon’s stability and security without any country interfering in its domestic politics, stressing that “Tehran emphasizes the need to strengthen relations between the Iran and Lebanon in political and economic terms to strengthen fields.”

Premier Mikati’s meetings in Munich also included meeting a US Congressional delegation that included Senators Chris Murphy, Jane Shaheen and Chris Van Hollen.

The PM also held talks with Kurdistan Regional Government President Masrour Barzani, with bilateral relations between Lebanon and the Kurdistan Region topping their talks. Both men stressed the need to strengthen and develop these ties while addressing developments in Iraq and the region and efforts to form the new Iraqi government.

Prime Minister Mikati also met with former CDU leader and candidate for Chancellor and member of the German Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Armin Laschet.


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