Lebanese expats, GCC nationals urged to visit Lebanon …”security situation is “under control ” March 5, 2017 by yalibnan 1 Comment Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk said Saturday that the security situation is “under control ” and for this reason the Lebanese expats and Arab nationals shouldn’t anymore be reluctant because of fear to visit . He told the expats to ignore the media reports about Lebanon which he described as “politicized.\”. “There is no need to have these major concerns that the media is telling you about Lebanon,” he said after meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh, adding that the reports are “politicized.” The minister also stressed the importance of maintaining strong ties with countries in the region, particularly the GCC countries Last month, Saudi Arabia lifted a travel ban against Lebanon, also announcing that it would appoint a new ambassador. It promised to increase flights by their national carrier, Saudi Airlines, to promote tourism and travel between the two countries as well. A travel ban imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other gulf countries severely impacted Lebanon’s tourism season last summer.