PRESIDENT AOUN: (Via interpreter) It gives me great pleasure to welcome Your Excellency here in Baabda. I hope we will have a very fruitful meeting with good dividends, and we are willing to talk about everything you wish to raise. I’m sure you have many questions and I am willing to answer them.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you.

PRESIDENT AOUN: (Via interpreter) Thank you.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you for hosting me here. I look forward to a good meeting as well. I’m sure you have many questions for me. I’m prepared to answer them as well, and I think – I know we’ll have a productive conversation, Mr. President. It’s great to see you again.

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