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Beirut prepares to host new mediation missions

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is scheduled to arrive in Beirut early Tuesday to hold consultations with rival Lebanese leaders on electing a new president before the constitutional deadline expires on November 24. Kouchner is expected to wrap up a series of meetings with a visit to Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir. Also expected to arrive in Beirut in the next 24 hours is Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema, while there is a strong possibility that both Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al- Faisal and his Egyptian counterpart, Ahmad Abou al-Gheit, could arrive in Beirut along with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, the Central News Agency (CNA) reported. Full Story

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