Sheikh Omar El Sakkaf, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia finished two days of meetings with Lebanese officials on Saturday (June 12) and announced that relations between the two nations have never been better.
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Background: Sheikh Omar El Sakkaf, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia finished two days of meetings with Lebanese officials on Saturday (June 12) and announced that relations between the two nations have never been better.
Informed sources say that in his meetings with the President and Foreign Minister, Sakkaf discussed details for the building of a new oil refinery in Lebanon. Saudi Arabia presently has two refineries in operations in Lebanon.
The visit to Lebanon was the last stop for Sakkaf on his tour of Arab allies. He had previously conferred with the leaders of Jordan and Syria.
SYNOPSIS: In his villa just outside of Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister Saeb Salams hosted a farewell luncheon in honour of Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Sheikh Omar El Sakkaf.
Attended by many Lebanese dignitaries, the celebration marked the cordiality between the countries. Negotiations between the two had centred upon the construction of a Saudi oil refinery in Lebanon.
Obviously pleased with the results of his talks, Sakkaf departed for home following this reception. Before leaving he announced that relations between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, in his works, were at their best. Saudi Arabia presently has two refineries in operation in Lebanon. The agreement in principle for the third had been reached earlier this year.