Report: SA to Appoint New Ambassador to Lebanon, UAE Praises Hariri


Saudi Arabia is reportedly set to appoint its Saudi charge d'affaires to Lebanon Walid al-Bukhari as the country's ambassador to Lebanon, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Al-Bukhari had replaced ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Yaacoub back in March after less than three months in office. He headed the Saudi diplomatic team in Lebanon.

The Saudi move comes as “observers” noted the “words of praise” from UAE Ambassador Hamad al-Shamsi to PM-designate Saad Hariri during a tour on Friday to inspect development projects in Iqlim al-Kharroub.

“Apart from politics and diplomacy, the projects are coordinated with Prime Minister Saad Hariri. He best represents Lebanon, legitimacy and state institutions, of a country with 18 sects. He is the right man in the right place,” were Shamsi’s words said the daily.

Shamsi expressed hopes “that a government be formed soon to reflect Lebanon’s legitimacy and credibility to the countries of the world.”

Comments 2
Thumb s.o.s 15 September 2018, 13:44

there's nothing to praise in Saad, he's Goethe's faust!

Thumb whyaskwhy 15 September 2018, 16:13

After 3 months of real hard work poor Yacoob was replaced. Was it too stressful for him or did it require him to actualy get up in the morning or was it simply too far away from moms cooking?
They will praise any PM as long as he falls in line.