In the course of their Friday meeting President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri of Lebanon discussed a possibility of constructing an oil refinery in Lebanon. This was disclosed by the Lebanese premier at the press conference. According to him, an issue of Russian oil deliveries to Lebanon was also in the focus of the meeting. Mr. Hariri noted that Lebanon intends to purchase Russian oil at a special price. In his words, Vladimir Putin showed an interest in this proposal and promised to give his answer in the nearest future. Rafiq Hariri opined that Russia and Lebanon have great potentials to expand strategic partnership.
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