Saudi Envoy Says Aoun’s Visit to SA Reflects Positively on Relations with Lebanon

Saudi chargé d’affaires in Lebanon Walid al-Bukhari stressed on Friday that Lebanon’s president visit to Saudi Arabia will have positive results on the Saudi-Lebanese ties, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

“The visit will have positive outcome on the relations between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon,” said Bukhari.

He assured that the kingdom will never abandon Lebanon, saying: “We have not and will not abandon Lebanon.”

President Michel Aoun will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar next week in his first foreign trip abroad to discuss bilateral relations between the countries, in addition to the situation in the region.

He is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday and Tuesday, Qatar on Wednesday and Thursday.

Improving relations between Lebanon and the Arab Gulf countries, which saw strained ties last year, are considered one of the major challenges facing Aoun.