Beirut: Saudi Arabia is lifting its longstanding warning against citizens travelling to Lebanon, its ambassador to Beirut said on Wednesday.
"Given that the previous security reasons have ended and based on reassurances from the Lebanese government to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia then is lifting its travel warning for its citizens," Ambassador Waleed Bukhari said on Al Jadeed TV.
Bukhari made the statement in Beirut following a meeting between Saudi royal court envoy Nizar Al Aloula and Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri.
In November 2017, Saudi Arabia advised its citizens not to visit Lebanon and asked those already in the country to leave.
At an anniversary event on Wednesday evening marking the 2005 assassination of Saad's father Rafik Al Hariri, who was also Lebanon's prime minister, the Saudi presence was clear.
The Saudi flag was on display and the visiting Saudi envoy Al Aloula, who earlier met both Hariri and President Michel Aoun, gave a speech.