The Lebanese ambassador to Moscow, Shawki Bou Nassar, revealed that a shipment of Russian oil and grain aid will arrive in Lebanon soon.
Bou Nassar said in statements to local media that the Russian-Lebanese relations are excellent relations that began in 1944.
“Since that date, they have been developing, and I have been working with the Russian President’s Special Envoy, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, to evelop these relationships and take them to new levels,” he added.
He pointed out that Lebanon has been suffering from political and economic crises for years and is affected by the crises of the region, and that the Syrian crisis has exhausted the Lebanese economy, especially with the presence of about one and a half million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
“The infrastructure is old and in need of renovation,” Bou Nassar expressed.
He stressed that Russia always tries to support Lebanon and has provided much aid, and currently there is assistance approved by the Russian government, which includes oil derivatives, wheat grains, and others.