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    Beirut looks for Moscow support amid Lebanon political crisis, Lebanese Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Beirut hopes for greater support from Moscow in resolving the political crisis in Lebanon, Lebanese Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Monday.

    "We want Russia to provide us with greater support, and also help us to resolve the political crisis in the country. I am holding a meeting in the [Russian] Foreign Ministry soon, where we will discuss the mechanism of support," he said at a meeting with chairperson of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

    Khalil noted that Russia played a very important role in the Middle East and maintained good relations with all political parties in Lebanon.

    "Thus, it is important to use this [these good relations] for resolving the political crisis in Lebanon," he stressed.

    Lebanon has been in a state of political turmoil and without a head of state since President Michel Suleiman’s term expired in May 2014.

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