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Lebanon PM denies avoiding military cooperation with Russia

Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon on 14 February 2019 [LEBANESE PRIME MINISTRY OFFICE / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency]
Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon on 14 February 2019 [LEBANESE PRIME MINISTRY OFFICE / HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency]

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s press office denied on Monday reports of evading military cooperation with Russia, saying it was “false” information.

The office said in a press statement today: “Al-Akhbar newspaper published an article, today, entitled: Hariri evades military cooperation with Russia.” It confirms that “the information in the article is false and contrary to the course of positive relations with the Russian state.”

Al-Akhbar reported in its article that Hariri, “postponed for the tenth time, the decision to grant the Minister of Defence permission to sign a military cooperation agreement with Russia. However, at the same time, Hariri keeps promising Russian officials to sign the deal as soon as possible.

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