Prince Saud: Kingdom committed to Lebanon

January 21, 2011

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Friday reaffirmed the Kingdom’s continued support for the legitimacy of Lebanon.  In a statement to Saudi TV, Prince Saud said it was unfortunate that his earlier comments were taken out of context and that there is no change in the Kingdom’s policy towards Lebanon.  In a statement o Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the foreign minister said: “What has changed is stopping the mediation between Syria and Lebanon. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's stance will continue to support the legitimacy of the Lebanon as the basis for the stability, security and safety of Lebanon, stressing the continuation of its policy to support the majority.”