Former Lebanese Prime Minister and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri will head to Moscow for a two-day official visit this week to tackle the crisis gripping Lebanon and specially the presidential vacuum, Lebanese media reported on Monday.
Hariri will reported;y meet during his visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other senior officials.
According to the reports Hariri is expected to tackle with Putin the latest developments in the region and ways to safeguard Lebanon from their repercussions, in addition to the possible means of supporting the country’s military capabilities.
Hariri will solicit Putin’s support for Lebanon in its battle against terrorism and facilitation of the election of a new head of state.
He will be accompanied by deputy Speaker Farid Makari, former MPs Ghattas Khoury and Bassem al-Sabeh and his adviser Nader Hariri.
Hariri’s shuttle diplomacy aims at safeguarding Lebanon from the repercussions of the turmoil in the region. He recently visited Washington, Ankara, Doha
and Riyadh where he met with several heads of states and senior officials .
The Lebanese parliament failed on April 22 and for the 22nd time in a row to elect a president to replace Michel Suleiman whose term ended on May 25.
As in the past sessions the parliament was unable to reach a quorum because the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group and its ally MP Michel Aoun’s Change and Reform bloc MPs boycotted the sessions.