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Lebanese president arrives in Kuwait for official visit

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun arrived in Kuwait on Tuesday for an official visit.

The "positive" visit, with talks on bilateral issues, was "an achievement in itself", said Lebanon's Minister of State for Administrative Reform Inaya Ezzeddine, speaking at a reception for the Lebanese community in Kuwait City.

"The Emir of Kuwait expressed his readiness during the bilateral talks to support Lebanon in all files, and for Kuwait to back Lebanon in the region," she said.

The delegation met with the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development, which Ezzeddine said she hoped would bear fruit for Lebanon's revitalization plans.

"This government is in the process of developing new economic and development visions and God willing we will secure ways to finance them," she said, adding that Lebanon was working to finalize financial studies ahead of a planned support conference in Paris.

Kuwait, for its part, has increasingly emerged as a regional force of moderation, taking on mediation of the Gulf political crisis.