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Posted on: Xinhua, January 8th, 2017


Visiting Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming hailed on Saturday the current stability in Lebanon is enjoying, following the election of President Michel Aoun and formation of the new government under Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

He expressed China’s support for Lebanon, urging Lebanese authorities to fortify ties between the two nations.

The Chinese official made the remarks during a meeting with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace, when he conveyed to him a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping, expressing the Chinese government’s determination to strengthen bilateral relations with Lebanon.

Aoun said during the meeting that «such a cultural exchange would bring the people of the two nations together,» according to a statement of the presidential media office.

The Lebanese president said he hoped the cooperation between the two countries could further increase as China has become the biggest trade partner of Lebanon.

Later on Saturday, Zhang met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Speaker Nabih Berri.

The Chinese official arrived in Lebanon on Friday on a two-day visit.



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