2001 News Story

Lebanese Premier on visit to Saudi Arabia

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz received in Riyadh today Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafiq Al-Hariri, who also held talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and with Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General. Speaking on the occasion, Prince Sultan commented that the Kingdom's consultations with Lebanon are continual and for mutual interest. To a question on the possibility of progress in the Middle East peace process, he remarked that the situation is hopeful and the cause of Palestine is on the right track, although requiring "patience, work and perseverance".