NNA – The Presidency Press Office issued the following statement:
“Some of what was mentioned by Foreign Affairs Minister, Charbel Wehbe in an interview at Al-Hurra TV yesterday, sparked reactions aimed at harming the fraternal relations which exist between Lebanon and Gulf states. This was evident through the issued political positions, in addition to the programmed media campaigns accompanying, despite the clarification issued by the Foreign Minister that he had never named Gulf countries, in the speech.
The Presidency of the Lebanese Republic affirms the depth of fraternal relations between Lebanon and brotherly Gulf countries, foremost of which is the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and emphasizes keenness to maintain and strengthen these relations in all fields.
The Presidency also considers what was issued by Minister Wehbe as an expression of his personal opinion, not reflecting the position of the Lebanese State nor President, General Michel Aoun, who is keen in rejecting what offenses brotherly and friendly countries, in general, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries, in specific”.
Source: National News Agency-Lebanon