Miqati Appeases Saudi Fears after Travel Warningإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister Najib Miqati discussed on Wednesday with Saudi Ambassador Ali Awadh Asiri his country’s travel restriction advisory to Lebanon.
“The cabinet is taking all the necessary measures to maintain security and stability in Lebanon,” Miqati told Asiri.
He stressed that the Arab “brothers,” in particular the Saudis are welcome at any time in Lebanon.
On Monday, the Saudi foreign ministry warned its citizens against traveling to Lebanon due to the unstable security situation.
The warning coincides with the tourist season in Lebanon, a major summer destination for nationals from the oil-rich Gulf region.
Lebanon has recently witnessed a series of incidents across the country and along the Lebanese-Syrian border.
In May, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait advised their citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon and urged their nationals currently present in the country to leave due to the unstable security situation.