El Hassan, Russian military delegation discuss means of cooperation

Minister of Interior and Municipalities Rayya El Hassan, on Tuesday welcomed in her office a Russian military technical delegation, accompanied by Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin.

The meeting took place in the presence of Internal Security Forces (ISF) chief Imad Othman and Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Advisor for Russian Affairs, George Shaaban.

Discussions reportedly touched on military cooperation between the Interior Ministry and Russia.

Minister El Hassan thanked Russia for its unwavering support for Lebanon in international forums and at the political, economic and military levels.

El Hassan also thanked Russia for the support it provides to the Ministry, most notably the Russian donation to be soon delivered to the Ministry's ISF Directorate.

On the other hand, El Hassan held a meeting with Public Works and Transport Minister, Youssef Fenianos, and representatives of Civil Aviation General Directorate and Beirut Airport's security apparatus.

Conferees discussed the process of the expansion of Rafic Hariri International Airport, which is supervised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, in addition to the implementation of new security and logistic procedures at the checkpoints of the Internal Security Forces and Public Security in coordination with the Airport Security Apparatus and within the frameworks of security and aviation safety.

Source: National News Agency