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Lebanon PM-designate Saad Hariri arrives in Cairo for talks

February 4, 2021 at 9:52 am

Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri (L) meets with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (R) in Cairo, Egypt on 22 March 2017 [Ibrahim Ramadan/Anadolu]

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo yesterday on an official visit during which he will meet President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and a number of Egyptian officials.

Hariri and his accompanying delegation are also scheduled to meet Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, as well as Arab League Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, to discuss the latest regional developments and the formation of a new Lebanese government.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun recently received a letter from Al- Sisi conveyed by the Egyptian Ambassador in Beirut, Yasser Alawi, asking for Lebanon’s endorsement of Egypt’s nomination of Aboul Gheit as Secretary-General of the Arab League for a new term.

In his letter, Al-Sisi praised Aboul Gheit’s management of the Arab League and its human and financial resources, adding this qualifies him to continue his leadership role.

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