UAE Ambassador: Riyadh, Abu Dhabi Will Always Stand by PM Hariri

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UAE Ambassador to Lebanon Hamad al-Shamesi announced Tuesday that “Riyadh and Abu Dhabi will always stand by Prime Minister (Saad) Hariri.”

The envoy voiced his remarks after talks with Hariri at the Grand Serail, where he handed him an invitation from Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed to attend the 17th edition of the Arab Media Forum.

Asked about Hariri's recent visit to Riyadh, al-Shamesi said: “PM Hariri's visit to Riyadh was successful at all levels and Riyadh and Abu Dhabi will always stand by PM Hariri, who greatly appreciates and respects the Gulf support.”

“We wish him full success in the upcoming elections,” the ambassador added.

He also emphasized that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are “among the biggest supporters of Lebanon and its stability.”

“We are very keen on Lebanon's stability and we want to see a clear development agenda in Lebanon and not a subversive agenda,” al-Shamesi went on to say.

He also confirmed that the UAE will take part in the upcoming Lebanon support meetings in Paris and Rome.

“The UAE will back the military institution and the security institutions,” he announced.

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