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Bukhari: Saudi Arabia Will Not Abandon Lebanese People

Bukhari: Saudi Arabia Will Not Abandon Lebanese People

Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 06:15
Saudi Ambassador Walid al-Bukhari visits Grand Mufti Abdul Latif Derian. (Dar al-Fatwa)

Saudi Ambassador Walid al-Bukhari has confirmed that the Kingdom “will not abandon the Lebanese people” and will continue to back Lebanon along with its institutions.

Bukhari also voiced hope on Wednesday that Lebanon would “swiftly overcome its crisis.”

The diplomat visited Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian at Dar al-Fatwa.

Derian and Bukhari discussed the general situation in the region, said a statement released by Dar al-Fatwa’s press office.

The Mufti thanked Saudi Arabia for the assistance it provided to the Lebanese people, stressing the importance of “firm relations” between the two countries.

During the meeting, Derian denounced the attacks of Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia, saying their criminal acts should come to an end so that the Arabian Gulf, in general, and Yemen, in particular, enjoy stability.

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