Beirut (IP) - The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran met with the Lebanese Prime Minister on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, regional developments, and international issues.

Iran PressMiddle East: Hossein Amir-Abdullahian and Najib Mikati exchanged views on issues of bilateral interest.

Congratulating on the occasion of the formation of the new Lebanese government, Amir-Abdollahian stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran, as always, stands by the Lebanese people and is ready to help the Arab country.

Amir-Abdullahian outlined the potential for bilateral cooperation in the field of oil and gas electricity, stressing Iran's readiness to help solve the problem of electricity shortage in Lebanon, as well as to supply the oil and gas needed by the country within the framework of international law.

The Iranian top diplomat also explained the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the expansion of friendly relations with the regional countries, the Vienna nuclear talks, and the developments in Afghanistan.

For his part, the Lebanese Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the goodwill of the Islamic Republic of Iran in expanding relations with his country, describing Iran as a great and active economic power.

He described the cooperation between the Arab countries of the region and Iran as beneficial for the whole region.