Hariri Tells Cabinet Saudi Arabia is Keen on Lebanon's Stability


Saudi Arabia is “very keen on stability in Lebanon,” Prime Minister Saad Hariri told the Cabinet during a session at the Grand Serail on Thursday.

“Saudi Arabia is very keen on stability in Lebanon and all that is mentioned in the media to the contrary is not true,” Hariri told the ministers, according to Information Minister Melhem Riachi.

“The Cabinet then approved the agenda, most notably generating electricity via wind power in the Akkar region,” Riachi added.

Asked whether the session witnessed a “heated debate” between the ministers Nouhad al-Mashnouq and Jebran Bassil, Riachi said: “There was no heated debate, but rather a discussion over some items related to the authorization that was granted to municipalities to offer building permits of 150 meters.”

As for Riachi's demand during the session that the newly-appointed Lebanese ambassador should not assume his post in Damascus or submit his credentials, Riachi said: “The debate was about whether the Ambassador should submit his credentials or not and some ministers including those of the Lebanese Forces objected against the submission of his credentials in these circumstances.”

“They called for waiting until a solution was reached between Syria and the Arab League because many appointed Ambassadors in Syria have not submitted their credentials until now,” he added.

As for the postponement of the meeting of the electoral law committee, Riachi said the postponement was for technical reasons and that the committee will hold a meeting tomorrow, Friday.

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