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Saudi Arabia will continue its efforts to help Lebanon – Saudi envoy | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat – Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Osseiri informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Saudi Arabia will continue to exert effort to help Lebanon overcome the crisis that it is currently facing. Osseiri also expressed his deep regret over the resignation of 11 Lebanese ministers, which resulted in the collapse of the Lebanese government, as well as affirming his confidence in the wisdom of the Lebanese leadership, and their ability to “overcome what has happened and protect [Lebanese] stability and unity.”

Ambassador Osseiri met with MP Walid Jumblatt yesterday, and the two men discussed the actions of the Lebanese leadership and how to build a consensus that would result in a practical and dignified exit to the current crisis. Osseiri stressed to Asharq Al-Awsat that “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not cease its efforts, and it will remain on the side of Lebanon and its people, and will support everything that is in the interests of Lebanon and its people.”

He also stressed Saudi Arabia’s confidence in Lebanon’s leadership and in their possessing the capacity for dialogue, understanding, and compromise. Ambassador Osseiri told Asharq Al-Awsat that this is something that must strengthen stability and political action according to the constituional framework “because everybody is aware that the situation does not need more instability as this will only harm Lebanon and its people.”