Last Update 17:52
Friday, 15 November 2019

Lebanon PM Hariri in Saudi for 1st visit since reversed resignation

AP , Wednesday 28 Feb 2018
Hariri & Saudi envoy
A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on February 26, 2018 shows Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) meeting with head of the Saudi envoy Nizar al-Alula at the governmental palace in the capital Beirut (Photo: AFP)
Views: 1860
Views: 1860

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has headed to Saudi Arabia in his first visit to the kingdom since his now-reversed resignation from Riyadh late last year in a sequence of events that deeply strained relations between the two countries.

Hariri arrived in Saudi Arabia early Wednesday, and is expected to meet the king and the crown prince. His visit followed an invite by a Saudi envoy who visited Hariri in Beirut.

Hariri's visit is likely to boost relations with his Saudi backers.

Relations between Hariri and Saudi rulers took a major hit last year.

Hariri reversed his resignation — submitted from the kingdom — upon returning to Beirut, saying he reached a domestic deal to distance Lebanon from regional conflicts. 

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.