Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Lebanese President Advisor Amal Abou Zeid
On November 5, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Amal Abou Zeid, Advisor to the President of the Lebanese Republic.
The officials discussed developments in Lebanon, where the coalition government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned on October 30 as a result of mass protests that started due to the declining socioeconomic situation in Lebanon.
The Russian side stressed its support for Lebanon’s sovereignty, independence, unity and stability, and reaffirmed its strict and consistent position that all the topical issues on the national agenda must be addressed by the Lebanese people within the legal framework, via an inclusive dialogue in the interest of civil peace and accord. In addition, the Deputy Foreign Minister stressed that Russia considers unacceptable any external attempts to interfere in the Lebanese affairs or to play out geopolitical scenarios using and artificially escalating the existing difficulties faced by the friendly Lebanon.