Miqati Meets Saudi FM, Hopes that Lebanon 'Will Be Spared Future Instability'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister Najib Miqati held talks on Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, while stressing on Sunday the importance of maintaining Lebanon's stability amid the unrest in Syria.
He emphasized the need to “spare Lebanon future instability.”
The premier made his remarks from the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh where he is attending the third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit.
Miqati highlighted the initiatives launched by Saudi King Abdullah towards helping Lebanon end various political crises, noting his support for Lebanon during the July 2006 war.
He also called on the Lebanese residents of Saudi Arabia “to help contribute to Lebanon's rise,” while noting the unrest in Syria.
“We hope that stability and security will be reached in Syria and it is important for us that Lebanon's stability be preserved,” he added.
He then reiterated the Lebanese government's policy of disassociation from regional developments in a bid to maintain its stability.
“It's true that some security incidents take place in Lebanon, but we tackle them wisely and in a manner that would help avert the country future instability,” explained Miqati.
Moreover, he voiced his “understanding” of some Gulf states' issuing of travel warnings against Lebanon last year, saying that it is a “phase that will end soon.”
“Gulf residents will travel to Lebanon because nothing can affect our relationship with them,” he remarked.
The prime minister had held separate talks on Monday with Jordanian King Abdullah II and Saudi Foreign Minister al-Faisal.
On Sunday, Miqati met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi.