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Aoun tackles latest developments with Allawi, Rampling

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Wednesday welcomed at Baabda Presidential Palace, Vice President of the Republic of Iraq, former Iraqi Prime Minister, Dr. Iyad Allawi, with whom he discussed Lebanese-Iraqi relations and means of bolstering them in all domains, especially on the economic level.

Talks also touched on the regional situation and most recent developments in the Middle East.

President Aoun underlined Lebanon's keenness to bolster relations with Iraq, and the need to further develop them in all fields, in accordance with the cooperation principles set during his official visit to Iraq on February 20, 2018.

The Head of State hailed the achievements of the Iraqi people in terms of maintaining integrity and advancement, especially after the ordeal they have endured in the fight against terrorism.

On the other hand, President Aoun met at Baabda Palace, the British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, with whom he held a tour d'horizon bearing on most recent developments on the local and regional arena.

Talks reportedly touched on the Lebanese-British bilateral relations and the best means of activating them in all domains.

Official visits between the two countries also featured high on their talks.

Aoun also met this morning at Baabda Palace MP Jamil Sayyed, with whom he discussed the latest developments, including the path of the 2019 draft state budget and the ramifications of the recent Aley region's Qabrshmoun incidents.

Talks also dwelt on the security situation in the region of the Beqa.

Among the President's itinerant visitors for today had been a delegation of the International Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the National Council for Scientific Research Dr. Georges Tohmeh.

Source: National News Agency

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