A delegation from the Lebanese Hezbollah movement arrived in Moscow for a three day visit on Wednesday at the invitation of the State Duma, Lebanese website Al Manar reports.
The delegation will be headed by the leader of the Loyalty to the Resistance group, Mohamed Raad, and will include the leader of the parliamentary information committee Hassan Fadlallah and the deputy of the ruling council Nawar As-Sakhili.
The delegation is due to visit Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, as well as the council of Muslims in European Russia and the Foreign Ministry, and will also give lectures at Moscow universities.
The delegation will discuss the situation in the Middle East including the recent events in Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen.
Hezbollah is a paramilitary and political organization originating in Lebanon’s Shiite population, fighting for an Islamic state in Lebanon. The group is considered a terrorist state by many Western governments including Israel, the US, UK and many European states, but not by Russia.