Feb 10, 2019 13:43 Asia/Tehran

Iran's Foreign Minister has expressed Tehran's readiness to cooperate with the new government in Beirut.

Iran Press/Middle East: Upon his arrival in Beirut international airport, Zarif stressed that the signs of democracy and resistance are very much visible in Lebanon. He also further added that Lebanon is considered as the region's honor.

Zarif talks to reporters on arrival in Beirut international airport

Zarif also said his visit to Lebanon serves to show Iran's solidarity with the Lebanese people and Iran's readiness to cooperate with the new government in Beirut, headed by Saad al-Hariri.

Zarif's trip to Lebanon is his first official state visit to the country after formation of a new Lebanese government on 31 January 2019, headed by Saad al-Hariri.

After nine months of painstaking political negotiations, the new Lebanese government headed by Hariri was endorsed by all the various political groups.

Since Iran's foreign policy is aimed at boosting balanced ties with regional countries, Zarif's trip to Beirut is significant for the region. Furthermore, Lebanon's resistance movement has formed a formidable barrier against the Zionist regime of Israel. Thus Iran and Lebanon have common enemies.  103/211/203


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