Caretaker Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad

Machnouk, on Friday received the Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Russian Military-Technical Cooperation, Aleksey Frolkin, and the Russian Military Attache in Lebanon, Col. Ratmir Gabbasov.

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s Advisor for Russian Affairs, George Shaaban, was also present.

Talks reportedly touched on the current political situation in Lebanon, Syria and the broader region.

Minister Machnouk underlined the solidity of the Lebanese-Russian relations, highlighting the importance of the Russian role in Syria which has “contributed to the stability of the region.”

Frolkin, in turn, deemed the Lebanese-Russian relations as ancient dating back to the times of tsars.

“These relations are ongoing,” Alexi said, saying his country seeks to further bolster these relations at the various political, economic, social and spiritual levels.

Regarding the Russian donation, Froklin informed Machnouk that the Russian government has decided to hand over the donation to the Ministry of the Interior, in coordination with the Ministry of Defense.

Source: National News Agency

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Caretaker Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Machnouk, on Friday received the Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Russian Military-Technical Cooperation, Aleksey Frolkin, and the Russian Military Attache in Lebanon, Col. Ratmir Gabbasov. Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's Advisor for Russian Affairs, George Shaaban, was also present. Talks reportedly touched...