Saudi Arabia announces return of ambassador to Lebanon

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry has announced the return of its ambassador to Lebanon, in a positive sign of a thaw in their tense ties.

The move came after Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati pledged to take the necessary and required measures to enhance cooperation with the kingdom and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Saudi Arabia highlighted the significance of Lebanon’s return to its Arab origins to enjoy peace, security and stability.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, all GCC members, recalled their ambassadors to Lebanon in October 2021.

The recall was made to protest against the comments made by former Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi, who criticised the Saudi-led coalition’s involvement in the civil war of Yemen. 


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