December 10, 2019 / 3:01 PM / 2 months ago

Saudi minister: important Lebanon finds way forward for stability, sovereignty

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said stability in Lebanon, which has been rocked by more than a month of protests that forced the prime minister to resign, was “very, very important” to the kingdom.

Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said he would not “pre-judge” a conference planned this week in Paris to support Lebanon, which is facing its worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. “I’ll wait for the results of the conference.”

The Lebanese people and the political system need to find a way forward that guarantees its stability and sovereignty, he told a news conference following a Gulf Arab summit in Riyadh in response to a question regarding aid to Lebanon.

Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by David Clarke

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