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Mikati offers condolences over death of Iran President, follows up on financial and economic situation with IMF delegation
Monday, May 20, 2024

NNA – Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, on Monday met at the Grand Serail with a delegation from the International Monetary Fund, headed by Ernesto Rigo, in the presence of the Prime Minister’s Advisors, former Minister Nicolas Nahhas and Samir Al-Daher.

The meeting was devoted to following up on the financial, economic and banking situation in Lebanon.

Premier Mikati later received at the Grand Serail the Apostolic Nuncio to Lebanon, Monsignor Paolo Borgia, with whom he discussed the current general situation and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Mikati then received the Dean of the Order of Engineers of Beirut, Fadi Hanna, accompanied by accompanied by a delegation from the syndicate council, who came on a protocol visit following the Syndicate’s recent elections.

The Premier also welcomed at the Grand Serail, Ghana's Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, with a military delegation, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Supreme Defense Council, Major General Muhammad Al-Mustafa, and Ghana's Honorary Consul in Lebanon, Ali Samih Jaafar.

Discussions reportedly touched on the activity of the Ghanaian contingent operating within the UNIFIL in south Lebanon, in addition to the bilateral relations between Lebanon and Ghana.

On the other hand, Premier Mikati sent a cable of condolences to Iran's Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei, in which he offered condolences over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and their companions in a helicopter crash.

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