Saudi King Salman receives former Lebanese PMs in Jeddah

During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries and highlighted the Kingdom’s keenness on Lebanon’s security and stability. (SPA)

Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese prime ministers Najib Mikati, Fouad Siniora, and Tammam Salam on Monday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries and highlighted the Kingdom’s keenness on Lebanon’s security and stability and the importance of preserving Lebanon within its Arab environment.

Saudi Arabia will “extend a hand of support to Lebanon,” Lebanese former Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting Saudi King Salman.

The King "stressed the necessity of preserving Lebanon and soon there will be Saudi steps towards the Lebanese state," Mikati told Lebanon's LBC TV from Riyadh.

Fouad Siniora told Al Arabiya that Saudi Arabia has always stood by “all of Lebanon with all of its components.”

Siniora said the visit to the Kingdom by former Lebanese prime ministers “does not mean that we speak only on behalf of our sect,” adding that they came to convey to King Salman the “difficult situation Lebanon is going through.”

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