Suleiman Holds Talks on Bilateral Ties with Bahraini King Hamad

Posted on: June 26, 2012 at 00:09
President Michel Suleiman traveled to Bahrain on Tuesday as part of his efforts to convince the leaderships of four Gulf countries to review their travel advisories to Lebanon.

He held talks with King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa on bilateral ties and the situation in the Middle East.

They stressed the importance of activating the work of diplomatic missions between Lebanon and Bahrain.

The Bahraini monarch then threw a luncheon banquet in the president’s honor before he returned to Beirut.

Suleiman was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel.

The president has already travelled to Kuwait, the UAE and Qatar to urge the officials there to review their decisions.

But following his trip to Abu Dhabi earlier in the month, the UAE renewed its warning that citizens should avoid travel to Lebanon at the present time for their safety.

The warnings of the four Gulf countries came after deadly clashes in Beirut and the northern port city of Tripoli.
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