Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri received a delegation of Saudi-Lebanese Business Council headed by Raouf Abu Zaki on Tuesday to discuss economic matters.
During the meeting, Hariri stressed on how important it is for the council to focus on encouraging investments and attracting more investors, to strengthen economic and trade exchanges between the two countries.
“The depth of ties between the two countries and the kingdom’s favors over Lebanon under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman requires all of us to make every effort to further develop these relations to a level that is worthy of the people of Lebanon and Saudi Arabia,” Hariri said during the meeting.
“Everyone knows the extent of the support given by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to me personally and in actual fact the vital role he performs to support Lebanon’s political, security and economic stability,” Hariri added.
The prime minister also commended the crown prince’s role in making the Cedar Conference in Paris a successful one, as well as the Rome II conference which was aimed at boosting the Lebanese army and security.
The meeting included prominent businessmen from a variety of industries. During the meeting, it was announced that a joint economic forum will be held in Beirut on July 13 with the participation of Saudi and Lebanese businessmen.