ERSLAN MEETS BOGDANOV, UMAKHANOV IN RUSSIA

Lebanese Democratic Party Head, Displaced Minister Talal Erslan, currently on a visit to Russia, met Saturday with Deputy Russian Foreign Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow.

Both sides discussed the situation in Lebanon and the region, especially after the recent developments that led to the defeat of Takfiri terrorism in Syria and Lebanon, as a step towards full stability.

For his part, Erslan thanked Russia for “its historic role that has changed the balance of power in the Middle East and around the world.” He also stressed the need to consolidate the partnership between Lebanon and Russia on different levels.

Erslan also met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Elias Omakhanov, expressing his interest in developing bilateral parliamentary relations and strengthening communication between the Russian and Lebanese people.

Source: National News Agency