Following Russian-Lebanese talks, a Joint Declaration on further developing friendly relations and cooperation between Russia and Lebanon was adopted. As President Medvedev emphasised, the document reflects the countries' support for a multipolar world order, willingness to comply with generally accepted principles and norms of international law, and expresses their firm resolve to strengthen political dialogue as well as foster multifaceted trade, economic and cultural ties.
In his press statement following the talks President Medvedev remarked on the good potential for the development of bilateral relations in many spheres, including energy, investment, maritime industry, tourism and military technical cooperation.
Dmitry Medvedev stressed that Russia has always supported and will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon, as well as the principle of non-interference in its internal affairs. Russia also supports the implementation of all provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and of the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon.
During talks the parties expressed a common position on the need to continue negotiations between Israel, the Palestinians, and other participants in the Middle East peace process based on the universally recognised principles of international law, the relevant UN resolutions, the so-called Madrid principles, and Arab peace initiative endorsed at the Arab League Summit in Beirut in 2002.