SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 30 May 2024, Thursday |

High-ranking Emirati source: Emirati Embassy in Lebanon, up for sale

As the Lebanese-Gulf crisis escalation increases, a senior Emirati source confirmed to “Sawt Beirut International” that “the Emirati embassy’s headquarters in Lebanon, is for sale,” adding, “There is no longer any Emirati diplomat or employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lebanon,” noting that “their return is linked to the return of sovereignty for this country.
last Saturday, the UAE announced the withdrawal of its diplomats from the Lebanese Republic. Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar, a Minister of State, said that the decision to withdraw the diplomats came in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in light of the unacceptable approach by some Lebanese officials towards the Kingdom, pointing out that work will continue at the consular section and visa center during the current period.
The UAE also decided to ban its citizens from traveling to Lebanon. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, called yesterday on its citizens in Lebanon, to return to their homeland.
In a statement, the ministry said, “in light of the current events and based on the decision to ban UAE citizens from traveling to Lebanon, which coincided with the UAE’s decision to withdraw its diplomats from Lebanon, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation calls upon all its citizens in Lebanon, to return to the UAE as soon as possible.”
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Khaled Abdullah Belhoul, indicated that as a reflection of the UAE’s constant keenness to follow up the conditions of its citizens abroad and ensure their safety, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has taken all necessary measures to facilitate the return of its citizens from Lebanon.