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  • Lebanese President Michel Aoun is pictured with Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza at the presidential palace in Baabda.

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun is pictured with Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza at the presidential palace in Baabda. | Photo: National News Agency

Published 3 April 2019
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Lebanese President Michel Aoun expressed support for boosting bilateral relations with Venezuela during his meeting with Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday. 

Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza traveled to Lebanon this week as part of a delegation representing President Nicolas Maduro in the Middle East and North Africa. 

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The top Venezuelan diplomat began his Middle East trip this week by meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda on Wednesday morning. 

Arreaza, alongside Venezuelan Ambassador to Lebanon Zoed Karam, discussed several topics with the president, including the condition of the Lebanese diaspora in Venezuela and boosting bilateral ties between the two nations. 

"We thank the President of the Lebanese Republic @General_Aoun for receiving us in Beirut and expressing his respect for International Law and his greeting to President @NicolasMaduro. The people of Venezuela and Lebanon will continue to cultivate our strong historical and cultural ties."

Following his meeting with President Aoun, Arreaza and several diplomats met with the head of Lebanon's Foreign Affairs Committee Yassine Jaber at her office in Baabda.

Arreaza-Jaber meeting
The head of Lebanon´s Foreign Affairs Committee Yassine Jaber meets with Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs in Baabda, Lebanon on Wednesday. | Photo National News Agency 

The two diplomats discussed boosting bilateral ties and the ongoing situation inside Venezuela. 

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