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Saudi envoy says Kingdom to lift travel warning for Lebanon

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia will lift its warning against citizens travelling to Lebanon, its ambassador to Beirut was cited as saying by Lebanese Al-Jadeed television on Wednesday.

“Given that the previous security reasons have ended and based on reassurances from the Lebanese government to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia then is lifting its travel warning for its citizens,” Al-Jadeed cited Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari as saying.

The announcement came after Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said his country is keen to strengthen relations with Saudi Arabia.

The comments came during a meeting in Beirut between the president and advisor to the Saudi Royal Court, Nizar Al-Aloula and Bukhari.

Al-Aloula told Aoun that King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman welcomed the recent formation of the Lebanese government.

The Saudi envoy also expressed: “Saudi Arabia’s support for Lebanon’s security and stability, and the brotherly ties between both countries.”

Aoun said Lebanon is keen to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia in all fields.

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