Video of Lebanese PM mistaking aide for Italy’s Giorgia Meloni goes viral


BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati was the victim of an innocent gaffe on Wednesday when he mistook an assistant for Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and gave her a peck on the cheek at Beirut Airport.
In a short video that went viral across social media on Wednesday and Thursday, Mikati was shown waiting on the tarmac during a welcome reception as Meloni’s plane arrived in Beirut.
Media reports identified the aide as Patrizia Scurti, who had disembarked from the plane ahead of the Italian leader.