After Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, the UAE withdraws its diplomats from Lebanon

Today, Saturday, the UAE announced the withdrawal of its diplomats from the Lebanese Republic.

Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar, Minister of State, said that the decision to withdraw the diplomats came in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , in light of the unacceptable approach by some Lebanese officials towards the Kingdom, according to the Emirates News Agency, WAM.

He also referred to the continuity of work in the consular section and the visa center in the country’s mission to Beirut during the current period.

The UAE also decided to prevent its citizens from traveling to Lebanon.

Summon the ambassador and stop all imports

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia announced yesterday, Friday, that it would summon the ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Lebanese Republic for consultations, and the departure of the Lebanese ambassador to the Kingdom within the next 48 hours. And it decided to stop all Lebanese imports into the country, due to the importance of taking all necessary measures to protect the security of the Kingdom and its people.

The Kingdom’s government affirmed its keenness on the Lebanese citizens residing in the Kingdom, “whom it considers part of the fabric and cohesion that unites the Saudi people and their Arab brothers residing in the Kingdom, and does not consider that what is issued by the Lebanese authorities express the positions of the Lebanese community residing in the Kingdom and dear to the Saudi people.”

Request to leave the ambassadors

For its part, the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced , also yesterday, Friday, that Bahrain had asked the Lebanese ambassador to leave its territory within 48 hours. She explained in a statement, that the decision came against the backdrop of a series of unacceptable and offensive statements and stances issued by Lebanese officials.

It also stressed that the decision to request the departure of the Lebanese ambassador does not affect the Lebanese residing in Bahrain.

In turn, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, today, Saturday, that Kuwait decided to recall its ambassador to the Lebanese Republic for consultations, and to leave the charge d’affaires of the Lebanese Embassy in Kuwait within 48 hours.

She said on her Twitter account that this action came due to the Lebanese Republic’s persistence in negative statements and the failure to address the rejected and reprehensible positions against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, in addition to the failure of the Government of Lebanon to take the necessary measures to deter the continuous and increasing smuggling of the drug scourge to Kuwait and the rest of the country. GCC countries

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