Lebanese PM in Jordan for talks on Hariri probe

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora made his first official visit to Jordan on Sunday for talks with King Abdullah II and his Jordanian counterpart, Marouf al-Bakhit, on the UN probe of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, other regional issues and improving economic ties. Saniora was appointed prime minister in July as the country reeled from a series of killings of anti-Syrian figures, including former Prime Minister Hariri, and Syria's withdrawal of forces after more than a quarter century domination of Lebanon. He was met by al-Bakhit at Amman's Marka Military Airport and went straight to talks with the Jordanian monarch. He will meet with al-Bakhit later in the day. Saniora also was expected will sign several trade, cultural and educational agreements to bolster relations between the two countries. Saniora and al-Bakhit were expected to hold a news conference later Sunday.