Lebanon keen to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia: President Michel Aoun

Saudi Arabia's Prince Khaled al-Faisal, on an official visit to Lebanon, invited Aoun on Monday to visit his country.

By: Reuters | Beirut | Published:November 21, 2016 8:57 pm
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Lebanon is keen to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia, a statement from the office of Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Monday. Aoun is a close ally of the powerful Shi’ite group Hezbollah which is backed by Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional rival. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khaled al-Faisal, on an official visit to Lebanon, invited Aoun on Monday to visit his country.