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Lebanese PM to meet Putin in Moscow

He will then attend the football tournament's inaugural match tomorrow, pitting Russia against his longtime backer, Saudi Arabia.


PTI Last Updated at 13 Jun 2018, 13:06 IST Lebanon, Russian Federation
Lebanese PM to meet Putin in Moscow
  • He subsequently rescinded the decision and in May was appointed for a new term as prime minister following parliamentary elections. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today, the eve of the FIFA World Cup, Hariri's office said.

He will then attend the football tournament's inaugural match tomorrow, pitting Russia against his longtime backer, Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh has been a key ally of Hariri for years, but the relationship appeared to falter in late 2017 when Hariri announced his surprise resignation during a trip to the kingdom.

He subsequently rescinded the decision and in May was appointed for a new term as prime minister following parliamentary elections.

He is now in talks to form a coalition government.

Hariri, 48, met Putin in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi in September 2017.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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