SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 7 December 2022, Wednesday |

Saudi Foreign Minister: Reform in Lebanon is priority

In the awake of the recent tensions, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan stressed “the necessity of resolving any crisis through dialogue.”

He added in his speech, today, Saturday, during the Munich Security Conference, which is dominated by the Ukrainian crisis, that “reform in Lebanon is a priority, and the leaders there have to seriously consider how to govern their country.”

He continued, “We need to see a collective leadership in Lebanon, that takes consensual decisions and carries out its responsibilities.”

Regarding talks with Iran, Al Saud said: “We are looking forward to the fifth round of talks, despite the lack of substantial progress so far, hoping that there will be a serious desire by the Iranian authorities to find a new way of working.”

As for Yemen, the Foreign Minister affirmed that they will continue to support the legitimate government in Yemen, and to continue efforts to persuade the Houthis to cease fire, hoping that the Houthis will put Yemen’s interest before the interest of any external party.