Hariri: Lebanon, SA to Sign Series of Agreementsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday said Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are seeking to sign several future agreements, assuring that a Saudi decision to lift the ban on travel to Lebanon has contributed to an increase in the number of expatriates.
Hariri, speaking at a conference on humanitarian work, he asserted that there is a real will on the part of Saudi Arabia to “deepen” relations with Lebanon, stressing it has always shown concern about Lebanon and the Israeli aggressions it was subject to.
Addressing Advisor to the Saudi Royal Court Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Rabeeah, Hariri said: “Your visit today comes within the framework of the special relations between the Kingdom and Lebanon as a proof of continuation of this relationship which we are keen to maintain.”
Hariri pointed out that Saudi Arabia has always been “keen on safeguarding Lebanon from the wars ravaging in countries around it.
“The Saudi relief assistance presented to Lebanon after the (Lebanon-Israel) 2006 war enabled war-affected individuals to return to their homes and land,” Hariri reminded.
The conference was attended by al Rabeeah and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bukhari and other officials.