| 7 February 2023, Tuesday |

From Riyadh to Beirut, neutrality is a pledge that Lebanon shall commit to

Everything in his office reflects the destinations that he used to visit every year. Ahmad, like other people who perform Hajj, is deprived of performing this ritual this year. The road to Saudi Arabia is not yet open, it was closed two years ago, but the breakthroughs among the ambassadors of Gulf restore some hope.

Confirming the identity of Arabism is a message that has brought back the importance of Beirut with the news of preparations for the return of Saudi diplomatic representation to Lebanon.

The Beiruti conscience is in dire need of a reference after the frustration that prevailed recently. Another spring in the relationship with Saudi Arabia is another need that may make the Lebanese forget the periods of political drought.

Efforts aimed at returning the role of Saudi Arabia have borne fruit. A return that observers say is necessary to brake Lebanon’s kidnapping towards an axis that caused the evacuation of the embassies of the Gulf countries from the capital, Beirut.

The Saudi embassy in Beirut has not witnessed any movement yet, but the signs are positive in terms of the ambassador’s return, according to the Kingdom’s visitors. The dark cloud in the history of relations will pass, observers say, and the sun of cooperation between the two countries will shine again.

  • Sawt Beirut International