Saudi ambassador to Lebanon presents credentials to president

Saudi Ambassador Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari presents his credentials to Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Beirut on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 20 December 2018
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Saudi ambassador to Lebanon presents credentials to president

  • Saudi Ambassador Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari was previously d’ affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon

JEDDAH: Lebanese President Michel Aoun received the credentials of Saudi Ambassador Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari in Beirut on Wednesday. Bukhari had been the charge d’ affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon since March 12. 

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon enjoy cordial ties. Recently, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri highlighted the potential for strong commercial and investment ties between the two countries at a conference in London.

He described his relationship with Saudi Arabia as a good one: “I believe that the Saudi market is a good market for Lebanon. 

“We have prepared many agreements that we will be signing with Saudi Arabia as soon as we form an administration. When we form a government, we will see Saudi Arabia taking some serious steps toward Lebanon.

“We want to prepare Lebanon as a platform for foreign companies to come and invest in, and make Lebanon a hub for them to take advantage of reconstruction in Syria, Iraq and even Libya.”


Crown Prince receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

Updated 17 February 2019
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Crown Prince receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Sunday in Riyadh the newly appointed Saudi ambassadors.

This included the ambassadors to Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Ethiopia and the UAE.

The crown prince congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment and wished them success, emphasizing the importance of working to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international role in accordance with the directives of King Salman as well as attending to the affairs of Saudi citizens abroad.

The reception was attended by the minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf.