Medvedev congratulated Hariri with the operation to eliminate extremist groups in Lebanon

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri

© Dmitry Astakhov/press service of the Russian government/TASS

GORKI, September 12. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated his Lebanese counterpart Saad Hariri on the successful operation to eliminate extremist groups in Lebanon.

“Our countries face problems of the modern world, including terrorism. In this context, I would like to congratulate you on the successful completion of the operation to eliminate extremist groups on the territory of your country is very important”, – Medvedev said at the talks with Hariri in the Hills. He added that “Russia is ready to further increase anti-terrorism cooperation and cooperation in other sensitive areas.”

Medvedev said that Russia “in any situation remains a friend of Lebanon and the Lebanese people.” “I would like to commend you for your consistent policy of strengthening cooperation with our country. We appreciate it and we think it’s important for the future. We fully support your commitment to strengthening the unity of Lebanon, to support its sovereignty and territorial integrity”, – concluded the head of the Russian government.