04:08 GMT10 July 2020
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    Lebanon hopes that the work on the project to deliver tanks and missile launchers from Russia, estimated at over $0.5 billion, will be intensified in the nearest time, State Minister for Presidency Affairs Pierre Raffoul told Sputnik Saturday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Raffoul added that Lebanon and Russia have a common strategic task, which is the fight against terrorism.

    "There is a project totaling over half a billion dollars on strengthening the Lebanese army by Russian weaponry, including tanks, rockets, missile launchers. We hope to intensify work on the issue amid positive atmosphere, which is now prevailing," Raffoul said noting that the oil and gas sphere is regarded as priority by the new government.


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