Al-Manar (Hezbollah)
Nov 27 2012

Armenia and Lebanon agreed Monday to abolish visas for diplomats
between the two countries and to mutually recognize college diplomas,
The Daily Star newspaper reported.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his Lebanese counterpart Michel
Sleiman signed the two agreements at Baabda Palace upon the arrival
of the former to Lebanon.

According to Sleiman's office, Sargsyan discussed with the President
bilateral agreements aimed at improving ties between the two countries.

In a joint news conference at Baabda Palace, Sargsyan said he held
"productive talks" with Sleiman and discussed ways to widen the scope
ties between Lebanon and Armenia.

"This year marks 20 years since we began bilateral relations,"
Sargsyan said.

For his part, Sleiman said he informed the Armenian official of
his efforts to launch Dialogue and distance Lebanon from regional

The two also discussed changes in the Arab world and the 8-day
conflict between the Zionist entity and Hamas which ended last week
with a shaky truce.

On Syria, the two agreed that the only optimal solution for the
21-month-old crisis was a political solution based on dialogue without
any military intervention. fromval=1