A statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Russian President's Special for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, received today Prime Minister Saad Hariri's personal representative Georges Chaaban. They discussed the situation in Lebanon and the neighboring countries especially the issue of the return of displaced Syrians to their country.
The Russian side stressed Russia's position that supports Lebanon's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. It also stressed the need to speed up the formation of the new Lebanese government headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, as a result of the parliamentary elections held last May. It added that the development of Lebanon and the improvement of the economic and social situation require the presence of competent governmental authorities capable of carrying out this task.
Source: National News Agency