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Lebanese President told about plans to create institute for Russian language studying in his country

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Lebanese President told about plans to create institute for Russian language studying in his country



Lebanon remains Russian partner in the Middle East region for many years, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with his colleague Michel Aoun. President of Lebanon arrived in Moscow for official visit, RIA Novosti reports. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Russian leader recalled. 

Lebanese President noted that bilateral relations are flourishing today. They are being renewed, as Moscow and Beirut keep up with the times. According to Aoun, new areas of cooperation are open in economic, cultural and many other areas. President of Lebanon explained that this is not the beginning, but the renewal of relations. 

According to him, there are plans to establish an institute for Russian language studying in Lebanon. Language knowledge has a positive effect on the understanding of culture, traditions and mentality, the guest said. Residents of Lebanon are getting acquainted with Russian culture through translated books of great Russian writers and works of great musicians. 

Tourism is a very important part in strengthening cooperation between Lebanese and Russian peoples. It promotes better acquaintance and networking. 

President of Lebanon also expressed hope that Russia will play an important role in achieving stability in the region. Moscow supported Damascus in the war against terrorists with its military participation, and was able to achieve stabilization of the situation in Syria, ensuring the unity of the country. Michel Aoun noted that it is necessary to find a balance of power that will help maintain stability throughout the Middle East. He added that his country is close to Syria. 

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