Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday received a phone call from Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and met with visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Jaber Ansari.
The Saudi prince congratulated Hariri on the formation of the new government, wishing him “success in his missions for the sake and benefit of Lebanon and its people,” Hariri's office said in a statement.
Talks tackled “the latest local and Arab developments” and the deputy crown prince stressed the kingdom's “support for Lebanon and its keenness on strengthening and developing bilateral relations between the two countries,” the statement added.
Also on Thursday, Hariri held talks at the Grand Serail with Iran's deputy FM, who was accompanied by an Iranian delegation and Iran's Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammed Fathali.
After the talks, Ansari lauded the latest “accord and harmony among the political and social components that are influential in the Lebanese arena, which eventually led to putting an end to a lengthy presidential void through the election of General Michel Aoun as president.”