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Lebanese PM in Moscow to meet Putin

AFP  |  Beirut 

Lebanon's prime minister-designate will meet Russian in today, the eve of the World Cup, Hariri's office said.

He will then attend the football tournament's inaugural match tomorrow, pitting against his longtime backer,

has been a key ally of for years, but the relationship appeared to falter in late 2017 when announced his surprise resignation during a trip to the kingdom.

He subsequently rescinded the decision and in May was appointed for a new term as following

He is now in talks to form a coalition Hariri, 48, met in the resort of Sochi in September 2017.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:50 IST