GORKI, September 12./TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated his Lebanese counterpart Saad Hariri on a successful operation to liquidate extremist groups in Lebanon.
"Our countries are facing all problems of the present-day world, including terrorism. Within this context, I would like to congratulate you on successful completion of an operation to liquidate extremist groups on the territory of your country - this is very important, "Medvedev said at talks with Hariri. He said "Russia is ready to keep bolstering anti-terrorist cooperation and cooperation in other sensitive spheres".
Russia "remains a friend of Lebanon and Lebanese people in any situation," Medvedev said. "I would like to separately mention your consistent policy towards bolstering cooperation with our country. We value this and see this as important for the future," the prime minister added.
"We support in every possible way your course towards strengthening the unity for Lebanon, support for its sovereignty, territorial integrity," Medvedev told the Lebanese counterpart.