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Hariri: Saudi Wants Lebanon Stability, Hizbullah Committed to Settlement

Apr 17

 Hariri: Saudi Wants Lebanon Stability, Hizbullah Committed to Settlement

Prime Minister Saad Hariri has stressed that Saudi Arabia is keen on Lebanon's stability and that Hizbullah is “still committed” to the political settlement that led to the election of President Michel Aoun and the formation of his government.

“The kingdom wants Lebanon's stability and it was present at the Rome and Paris conferences. It is backing Lebanon politically and economically and Hizbullah is still committed to the settlement,” Hariri told reporters aboard a plane that carried him to Beirut from Saudi Arabia where he attended the 29th Arab Summit along with President Michel Aoun.

Separately, Hariri noted that “electoral alliances are different than political alliances.”

“In the next parliament, the sizes of blocs will be close and will not differ much,” the premier added.

Hariri also reassured that the ban on the travel of Gulf tourists to Lebanon will be lifted after the May elections.

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