Saudi ambassador to return to Lebanon after Mikati statement - report


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Saudi ambassador to return to Lebanon after Mikati statement - report
A diplomatic crisis exploded in November after a Lebanese minister expressed support for the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
Published: MARCH 23, 2022

The Saudi ambassador to Lebanon will return to Lebanon by the start of Ramadan next week, Lebanese newspaper al-Joumhouria reported on Wednesday, after Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati affirmed the country's commitment to restore relations with Gulf states on Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday, Mikati wrote that he had spoken with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah about restoring normal relations between Lebanon and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

"I renew the commitment of the Lebanese government to take the necessary and required measures to enhance cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Lebanon’s commitment to all the decisions of the Arab League and international legitimacy, and its commitment to serious and actual work to follow up and complete the implementation of its provisions in a manner that guarantees civil peace and national stability for Lebanon and fortifies its unity," Mikati wrote in the statement.