Beirut, 8 October 2021 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has met with high-ranking Lebanese officials to discuss bilateral relations, regional developments, and international issues. The top Lebanese authorities include Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Parliament speaker Nabih Berri.
Iranian-Lebanese relations are probably one of the most relevant in the geopolitics of the continent. Both countries being in the Middle East, share determining characteristics in foreign policy. Last decades, they agreed to close their diplomatic ties. Therefore, Iran was one of the first countries in the area to provide humanitarian aid after the explosion in Beirut.
After the meeting, the Iranian official has expressed his willingness to rebuild Beirut’s destroyed port. At the same time, construct two electric power plants in Lebanon. At a press conference, he added: “there was a mutual agreement about the need to strengthen bilateral ties in various ways.”
For his part, Prime Minister Mikati says he intends to improve ties between Lebanon and the international community. With particular attention, Mikati highlighted his desire to rebuild ties with Saudi Arabia, after Riyadh implemented a ban on importing Lebanese products last April.
Iran and Lebanon are working together towards mutual cooperation and shared benefits.