Hariri Set to Visit Kuwait

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri will travel to the Emirate of Kuwait for talks with Kuwait's Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah,al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Hariri's visit comes in light of the latest reports on a alleged Hizbullah's involvement in a terror cell uncovered in Kuwait.

Hariri's trip precedes a visit he plans to make to Paris early in September to hold a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. He is also expected to travel to Moscow on September 11.

Sources following up on the visit told the daily that the meeting with Emir of Kuwait will be followed by a business lunch and that Hariri will discuss issues related to both countries with a number of Kuwaiti officials.

He will also confirm Lebanon's support for Kuwaiti mediation between Qatar and its boycotting countries. Hariri will present the government's vision to cope with the burden of displaced Syrians and explain the government's economic recovery plan, according to the sources.

The alleged involvement of Hizbullah in the so-called al-Abdalli terror cell case that was uncovered in Kuwait in 2015, will also be highlighted.

The Lebanese government has issued a position a while ago, condemning anything that harms the security of Kuwait.

Kuwaiti authorities busted what they said was a "terrorism" cell with ties to Iran in August 2015 and seized large quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives.

Cell members were convicted of working for Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Lebanon's Hizbullah. They were also convicted of smuggling explosives from Iran.
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