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Saudi Ambassador Leaves Lebanon for ‘Personal Reasons’, New Envoy Soon

Saudi Ambassador Leaves Lebanon for ‘Personal Reasons’, New Envoy Soon

Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 17:00
Saudi Charge d'Affaires in Lebanon Walid Bukhari. (NNA)

Saudi Arabia announced that its Ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Yaacoub has been withdrawn from Beirut due to “personal reasons.”


He has been reinstated at the Foreign Ministry and Walid al-Bukhari will be reappointed Charge d’Affaires at the Saudi embassy in Beirut until a new ambassador is appointed.


Bukhari arrived in Lebanon on Saturday and held talks with Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to inform him about the appointment of a new envoy.


He stressed that the change will not affect the positive developments in Lebanese-Saudi ties, underlining Riyadh’s constant support for Lebanon’s stability.


He reiterated the Kingdom’s constant efforts to help Lebanon’s institutions and support it at Arab and international meetings.


A new ambassador to Beirut will be appointed as soon as the usual diplomatic procedures are taken, he explained.


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