Russia: Lebanese PM wants arms deal with Moscow «to make army stronger»

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri expressed hope that his visit to Russia would help to arrange a deal to purchase Russian arms, speaking at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Tuesday. «We hope that this visit will serve to discuss the possibility of buying Russian weapons in order to make the Lebanese army stronger and more combat-ready», Hariri said. In his turn... Еще Sergei Lavrov noted that «The consolidation of all political forces on a unified platform helps successfully to repel first of all the terrorist threat». He also congratulated the Lebanese «on the fact that they managed to conduct a very effective operation against the ISIS». Hariri is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

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