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Saudi Envoy Visits Beirut to Congratulate Lebanon On Its New Government

Saudi Envoy Visits Beirut to Congratulate Lebanon On Its New Government

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 - 10:00
Nizar Al-Aloula, advisor to the Saudi Royal Court (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Beirut - Asharq Al-Awsat
A high-ranking delegation from Saudi Arabia is set to visit Beirut on Tuesday, headed by Nizar Al-Aloula, advisor to the Royal Court.

Arab diplomatic sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Al-Aloula’s visit was aimed at congratulating Lebanese officials on the formation of the new government and participating in the commemoration of the assassination of late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The sources added that the Saudi official would extend to the Lebanese “the Kingdom’s commitment to support Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty.”

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Beirut, in cooperation with the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development, will pay tribute to Hariri through the “Taif Forum ... Achievements and Figures” on Wednesday evening, under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

In a statement, the Hariri Foundation said: “The 14th anniversary of the martyrdom of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri comes as many countries in the Arab region are witnessing a transition from conflict to order and reconstruction. This makes the Lebanese national experience a necessary Arab model for public order, with the promotion and achievement of security and peace based on the Taif Conference in Saudi Arabia, the adoption of the National Reconciliation Document in 1989 and the holding of the first parliamentary elections in 1992.”

The statement also praised the late premier’s governmental achievements that contributed to the country’s stability and prosperity.

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