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Mikati, Saudi FM meeting caps Premier's Riyadh visit

NNA - Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, continued on Monday his meetings in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, before taking part in the Arab Summit for the Socio-Economic development.

The Premier held talks today with the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saoud Al-Faisal, in presence of Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi, and the Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awadh Asseri.

Furthermore, Mikati met with Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Aziz, with talks featuring high on the current general situation in the region.

The pair also discussed the Lebanese-Saudi bilateral relations.

In the afternoon, Mikati visited Jordanian King, Abdullah II, at his stay residence in Riyadh.

Members of both the Lebanese and Jordanian official delegations attended the two-pronged talks.

Moreover, Mikati discussed the Lebanese-Libyan ties with Libya's Deputy Prime Minister, Al-Siddiq Abdullah.

During the meeting, Mikati highlighted the necessity to finalize the inquiry into the disappearing of Imam Moussa Sadr in Libya, in order to unearth the truth behind this matter.

He also met with the Head of the Islamic Bank for Development, Ahmad Mohammad Ali.

Furthermore, Mikati met with the Head of the Lebanese-Saudi Council for Encouraging Investments, Abdul Mohsen Abdul Aziz Hakim.

Mikati has participated last night in a dinner banquet hosted by the Lebanese Investors Council, in presence of a panel of Lebanese and Saudi businessmen.

Mikati called upon the Lebanese expatriates in KSA to contribute to boosting the economic situation in Lebanon, noting that the country is affected by events taking place in Syria.

"We hoped that stability and security would prevail in Syria. But our concern is to protect Lebanon and to preserve stability in the country. This is why we were driven to adopt the policy of dissociation from the Syrian crisis," he said.

"We do understand the fears of the Gulf states concerning the travel of Arab nationals in Lebanon. But I am sure that these fears are just a summer cloud. Gulf nationals will return in Lebanon," he concluded.



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