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As-Sharq al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia never banned citizens
from visiting Lebanon, envoy says

BEIRUT - Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Assiri denied that his country would soon issue a decision to allow its citizens to visit Lebanon, noting that Saudi Arabia never banned its citizens from traveling to Lebanon.

 

“Saudi Arabia only warned its citizens from coming to Lebanon due to the security incidents that took place in some Lebanese areas previously,”Assiri told As-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper.

 

Assiri also voiced his hope that Lebanon’s tourism would be prosperous in summer 2014, and witness the visit of Arab vacationers.

Saudi Arabia only warned its citizens from coming to Lebanon due to the security incidents that took place in some Lebanese areas previously.