Al Arabiya to air episode on ties between Saudi, Lebanon’s Christians

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi in Riyadh, November 14, 2017. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi journalist Mshari Al Thaydi will broadcast a new episode entitled “Lebanon’s Christians and Saudi Arabia, a good era” during his show Maraya that airs on Al Arabiya news channel from Sunday to Thursday at 6:45 KSA. The show discusses Gulf and Arab affairs and regional and international developments.

The episode will reveal details about the strong ties which the Saudi kingdom has had with Lebanon’s Christians since the era of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz. These ties include friendships and work relations, either with King Abdulaziz or with his sons after him.

One of the earliest and strongest links between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon is the kingdom’s first envoy at the UN, who was Jamil Baroudi of Lebanese origin.

Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz received Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh last week.

The meeting tackled brotherly relations between the Saudi kingdom and Lebanon and confirmed the importance of different religions and cultures in strengthening tolerance, rejecting violence, extremism and terrorism and achieving peace and security for the region’s people and the world.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also met with Rai at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55