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Lebanon | Zarif Meets Lebanese and Palestinian Figures in Beirut in His First Day Visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held meetings on Sunday with members of Lebanese and Palestinian political groups during the first day of his visit to Beirut.

During the meeting, Zarif expressed satisfaction with his visit to Lebanon on the eve of the 40th anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution which he said marks the resistance of Iranian people against the hostility of great powers.

"It is an honor for us that we have always stood with the nations of the region, especially the Lebanese people. We are standing with the Lebanese people and are ready to expand our cooperation in various fields of mutual interest," the Iranian foreign minister said.

For their part, the representatives of Lebanese political parties and movements congratulated Iran on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory and expressed their views on the situation in Lebanon and the region and the ways to expand ties between the two countries.

In another meeting in Beirut, members of the Political Bureau of Hamas Movement held talks with Zarif.

The two sides discussed the issues relating to the region and Palestine, especially the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Zarif then held a meeting with Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement Ziad al-Nakhala.

In the meeting held Sunday afternoon, the two sides talked about the regional situation, particularly the developments surrounding Palestine and the Resistance Movement.