Qatari PM Meets Miqati: Citizens May Be Allowed to Travel to Lebanon in Light of Improved Securityإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani stated on Monday that the his country is prepared to comply with any suggestion to ease the political and economic situation on Lebanon.
He said: “Qatar is studying the possibility of allowing its residents to travel to Lebanon in light of the improved security situation there.”
He made his remarks after holding talks with visiting Prime Minister Najib Miqati.
“Qatar has a moral obligation to help Lebanon before and after the Doha accord,” added the Qatari premier.
The 2008 Doha accord was aimed at settling political disputes between the rival March 8 and 14 camps that had threatened to sink the country into unrest.
For his part, Miqati announced that the higher Lebanese-Qatari committee will resume its meetings in 2013.
He also revealed that Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani had signed earlier on Monday six cooperation agreements with Lebanon that had been suspended.
The Qatari premier voiced his country's readiness to make new investments in Lebanon.
The Lebanese premier had kicked off his visit to Qatar on Monday by holding talks with the Emir.
Qatar had imposed travel restrictions on its citizens, urging them against heading to Lebanon in the wake of a wave of kidnappings of foreign nationals in Lebanon in August.