Sunday, 20 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia announces from Grand Serail lifting Lebanon travel ban

Prime Minister Saad Hariri received this Wednesday at the Grand Serail the Saudi royal court envoy Nizar Al-Aloula, accompanied by the Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bukhari.

The Saudi envoy arrived at the Grand Serail at 5 pm where he was greeted by the guard of honor. He then headed to the office of Prime Minister Hariri and met with him, in the presence of former minister Ghattas Khoury and Ambassador Bukhari.

After the meeting, Ambassador Bukhari said: "In a brief summary of the meetings that took place during the visit of the Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Excellency Advisor Nizar Al-Aloula, sincere congratulations were extended to His Excellency General Michel Aoun, to Speaker Nabih Berri and now to Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The meeting focused on several issues, most importantly the preparations for the joint committee between the two countries and the preparations to send a group of technicians from all Lebanese sectors of government and institutions to meet with their counterparts in Saudi Arabia.

The preparations for the joint committee will develop the bilateral relations between the two countries in an institutional way. We hope that they will take place in the coming weeks in a good way.

I would also like to read the following statement: "Given the fact that the security reasons that prompted Saudi Arabia to warn its citizens against travelling to Lebanon no longer exist, and based on the assurances that the Kingdom received from the Lebanese government about the stability of the security situation, and its permanent keenness on the security of the Saudi citizens, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifts its warning to its citizens traveling to the Lebanon, whether from the Kingdom or from any other international country."

Source: National News Agency

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