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BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) – Lebanon’s foreign minister says he expects diplomatic ties with Syria to be fully established and ambassadors to be exchanged within two months.

Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh says the Lebanese Cabinet will approve the measure next week.

Salloukh spoke in an interview with The Associated Press Saturday, two days after the presidents of Lebanon and Syria agreed to establish full diplomatic ties for the first time since the two countries gained independence from France more than 60 years ago.

The two countries also agreed to negotiate the demarcation of their border, a longtime demand of the Lebanese as they seek to normalize relations with their long dominant larger neighbor.

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