Lebanon’s arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President

Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's Prime Minister while on a visit to Saudi Arabia, looks on after a meeting with the French President at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Vastavam web: Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as prime minister on Nov. 4, has arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian state news agency MENA and Hariri’s press office said on Tuesday.His surprise resignation in the announcement from Riyadh triggered a political crisis in Lebanon and drew his country deeper into a regional power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Hariri arrived at Cairo International Airport, where he was received by Egypt’s health minister, Lebanese ambassador to Cairo and Egypt’s ambassador to Beirut, his press office said.Hariri, a long-time Saudi ally, resigned railing against interference in Lebanon by Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, which is part of the government. But Lebanon’s president and other politicians close to Hariri say they believe he was coerced into resigning. Both Hariri and Saudi Arabia deny that.