SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 8 December 2021, Wednesday |

Lebanon’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: Restrictions towards Lebanese residents in the Gulf will worsen

Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi met this morning in the patriarchal edifice in Bkerke, Lebanon’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Fawzi Kabbara, and Lebanon’s ambassador to Bahrain Milad Nammour, and the challenges facing the Lebanese in diaspora, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, were presented.

The two ambassadors also briefed Al-Rahi on the relapse of the recent crisis on the Lebanese agriculturalists and industrialists, with their inability to export and travel to the Gulf countries.

The two ambassadors considered that “the recent diplomatic crisis following Kordahi’s statements is worsening day by day, by stopping the issuance of visas and stopping receiving Lebanese exports, and that the solution is to take the necessary steps to return things to their normal course.”

Regarding the measures that have been taken and are being taken against Lebanese residents in the Gulf countries, the two ambassadors affirmed that “the matter is serious and will worsen in the coming period, and this matter has catastrophic repercussions, as Lebanon’s imports from Saudi Arabia only are 600 million dollars annually, and therefore Lebanese factories will face the risk of closing”.