Saudi to Invite Aoun to Visit Kingdom after Election

Saudi Arabia will invite Free Patriotic Movement founder MP Michel Aoun to visit the kingdom on an official visit after his election on Monday as a new president for Lebanon, a media report said on Sunday.

“Saudi State Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan told Change and Reform bloc chief General Michel Aoun during their meeting on Friday that the Saudi authorities intend to invite him to visit the kingdom after his election as president,” FPM parliamentary sources told the Saudi, pan-Arab daily al-Hayat.

Aoun for his part stressed to the Saudi envoy that he wants “the best ties with Saudi Arabia.”

Aoun was tipped to become president after al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri, who is close to Riyadh, formally endorsed his nomination last week.

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