【香港码报今期历史记录_管家婆马报今期彩图】Lebanon expects big number of Saudi tourists this summer: ambassador

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BEIRUT, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bukhari said Friday that Lebanon will witness a big number of Saudi tourists this summer, the National News Agency reported.

"We have already started witnessing the arrival of Saudi tourists to Lebanon and we expect a summer full of brotherhood and love," Bukhari was quoted as saying during an event marking World Down Syndrome Day.

Bukhari said that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has appointed a committee to follow up all the needs of Saudi tourists.

Hariri said Tuesday that 12,000 Saudi tourists had visited Lebanon last weekend directly following the lifting of a Saudi travel warning in February.

In Nov. 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait warned their citizens against traveling to Lebanon because of a Lebanese-Saudi crisis caused by Hariri's controversial resignation in Riyadh which he rescinded soon after.