Yaacoub Meets Rahi: Saudi Arabia Will Always Back Lebanon's Legitimacy

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi met with Saudi ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Yaacoub in Bkirki on a protocol visit after receiving his duties, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

“I was honored to meet His Eminence the Patriarch who affirmed that links between Saudi Arabia and religious and spiritual officials in Lebanon are profound and fundamental,” said al-Yaacoub after the meeting.

“My visit today is a protocol visit and I will be honored to pay other visits as part of the Patriarch's historic trip to Riyadh to complete efforts aiming at establishing the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon," he added.

He stressed saying that “SA fully stands by the Lebanese legitimacy emanating from the Constitution, the Taef Accord and supporting the Constitutional institutions in Lebanon."

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