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.

Comments 8
Default-user-icon flamethrower (Guest) 30 October 2016, 11:49

As a Christian and a Shia, I want to thank the Wahabi Kingdom of Al Saud for supporting the 100% made in Iran president.

Thumb eli-g 30 October 2016, 14:04

Why do you insist on calling it an "election".

Thumb kanaanljdid 30 October 2016, 21:57

In French we would say cooptation, to be nice...

Thumb justin 30 October 2016, 14:17

كنعان: لا منافس للعماد عون في جلسة الانتخاب غداً

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghalayini (Guest) 30 October 2016, 15:10

aoun presidency will deepen the christian divide

Missing humble 30 October 2016, 15:33

I want to see what the followers will say after kissing hands and boot licking

Missing servant-of-jesus 30 October 2016, 18:51

what is a Cristhian?!?!
Can someone tell me?

Thumb kanaanljdid 30 October 2016, 21:58

A Christian is someone who love Christiana