Miqati to Kick off Regional Tour after Confidence Vote

Prime Minister Najib Miqati is expected to kick off a regional tour that would include Syria, Saudi Arabia and Turkey after his new cabinet receives parliament’s vote of confidence.

As Safir daily said Monday that Damascus would be Miqati’s first stop. The premier might also visit France, it said.

Al-Akhbar newspaper said that Miqati received a royal welcome during his one-day visit to Mecca on Tuesday to perform the Omra.

Saudi officials prepared an unprecedented welcoming ceremony for Miqati although he hadn’t requested any meeting with them, it added.

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