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Saudi Arabia, UAE Warn against Travel to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia, UAE Warn against Travel to Lebanon

Friday, 18 October, 2019 - 17:15
Protest in Beirut over deteriorating economic situation on October 17. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia announced on Friday a warning to its citizens against travel to Lebanon in wake of the eruption of nationwide protests against the country’s political elite.

An official source at the Foreign Ministry said: “In wake of the current situation in Lebanon and in anticipation of any negative repercussions and out of the Kingdom’s keenness on the safety of its citizens, the ministry warns all citizens against travel to Lebanon.”

It also urged Saudis currently in Lebanon to exercise the utmost caution and contact the Kingdom’s embassy in Beirut for any assistance, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The source hoped that security and stability would prevail in Lebanon.

The United Arab Emirates issued a similar warning.

Khalid Belhoul, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, has advised Emirati citizens currently in Lebanon to contact the UAE Embassy in Beirut to arrange for their safe return home.

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