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Anastasiades on an official visit to Lebanon

Anastasiades at the unveiling of Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran's bust in Limassol last year - file photo

President Nicos Anastasiades arrived in Lebanon on Sunday for a three-day official visit.

Anastasiades is to hold official talks on Monday with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun. Among the issues to be discussed are the bilateral relations of the two countries, regional matters, EU-Lebanon relations and the latest developments on the Cyprus problem.

During his stay in Beirut, Anastasiades will also meet with the Patriarch of Maronites Bechara Butros Rai, the Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East John X, and the Patriarch of Armenians, Aram.

He will also meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and House Speaker Nabih Berri.

On Wednesday, Anastasiades is to address a business forum organised by the Chambers of Commerce of Cyprus and Lebanon.

The president, who will be accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs and energy  and the government spokesman, is to return to Cyprus on Wednesday evening.

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