President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Thursday held a meeting at the Baabda palace with the visiting Russian presidential delegation, in the presence of House Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri.
The meeting broached the Russian initiative for the return of the displaced Syrians to their homeland.
The Russian delegation was led by Russian President's Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentiev, including Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Russian Embassy Charge d'Affaire in Beirut, in addition to several diplomats, officers and advisors of the Russian Defense and Foreign Ministries.
The Russian delegation took up during the meeting the plan devised by the Russian Defense Ministry in conjunction with the Russian Foreign Ministry to arrange the displaced Syrians' return to their homeland.
The meeting was attended on the Lebanese side by Caretaker National Defense Minister Yacoub Riad Sarraf, Army Commander General Joseph Aoun, General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, Army Intelligence chief Antoine Mansour, and Foreign Affairs and Emigrants' Ministry's Political Affairs Director Ambassador Ghadi Khoury.
Source: National News Agency