Suleiman had friendly talks in Kuwait, report

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman returned Sunday evening from Kuwait where he held talks with Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah over “strengthening the brotherly and special bilateral ties” between the two countries and discussed “the latest developments in the region and the world,” Kuwait’s news agency KUNA reported.

Suleiman, who arrived in Kuwait at noon Sunday, was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel.

The talks “witnessed a friendly atmosphere that reflected the spirit of brotherhood that characterizes the bilateral ties and the common desire for further cooperation and coordination at all levels, in a manner that would contribute to consolidating and reinforcing Arab solidarity,” KUNA said.

The meeting was attended by Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawwaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah and other top Kuwaiti officials.

Suleiman’s trip to Kuwait came after talks on Friday in Jeddah with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.

The president announced last Wednesday that he would visit Kuwait “to promote tourism” after four Gulf Cooperation Council countries, including Kuwait issued a travel advisory , restricting travel to Lebanon.

The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain in addition to Kuwait issued the travel advisory after the deadly clashes erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli last month.

Prior to his visit to Kuwait Suleiman said Saturday that the Lebanese people are anxiously waiting for Kuwaiti tourists this summer.

“The Lebanese are anxiously awaiting the Kuwaitis this summer during the tourism season,” he told Kuna. “ He added: “Lebanon officially and at the popular level is ready to embrace them and ensure their security, freedom and dignity.”

  • Patience2

    Until Lebanon decides to be “its own country” instead of allowing itself to be a ‘client’ state (led by HA), of the two nearby ‘diseased’ countries, I think it to be prudent that other nearby Arab states exercise extreme caution, also not giving fiscal support to those hungry dictators.

    • dateam

      i think your comment has a shortfall…its not just hzb its everyone….whose funding the north? this is our problem we keep blaming everyone else without looking at ourselves…for gods sake they showed a picture in this paper the other day in tripoli of an army trooper chasing after a young bloke who took his rifle???? theres just no descency,respect or commonsense anymore…all this is fueled by a lack of socio economic development…if everyone was able to work they wouldnt care about the politics….they need to bring conscription back and change the sectarian structure of our society

  • Patience2

    Until Lebanon decides to be “its own country” instead of allowing itself to be a ‘client’ state (led by HA), of the two nearby ‘diseased’ countries, I think it to be prudent that other nearby Arab states exercise extreme caution, also not giving fiscal support to those hungry dictators.

    • dateam

      i think your comment has a shortfall…its not just hzb its everyone….whose funding the north? this is our problem we keep blaming everyone else without looking at ourselves…for gods sake they showed a picture in this paper the other day in tripoli of an army trooper chasing after a young bloke who took his rifle???? theres just no descency,respect or commonsense anymore…all this is fueled by a lack of socio economic development…if everyone was able to work they wouldnt care about the politics….they need to bring conscription back and change the sectarian structure of our society

  • Hannibal

    Air Suleiman!

  • Air Suleiman!

  • guss043

    Dont understand the begging trip ,  if there is no shooting tourist will visit ,but to go to say lebanon is safe when the army is asking permission to enter Tripoli how could anyone think it is safe .Fix the mess and worry about tourism later

    • 5thDrawer

      Worse than the begging guss043 .. he’s guaranteeing their safety !!! 
      Amazing … what can we say … chutzpah ??  Does that work? 😉

  • guss043

    Dont understand the begging trip ,  if there is no shooting tourist will visit ,but to go to say lebanon is safe when the army is asking permission to enter Tripoli how could anyone think it is safe .Fix the mess and worry about tourism later

    • 5thDrawer

      Worse than the begging guss043 .. he’s guaranteeing their safety !!! 
      Amazing … what can we say … chutzpah ??  Does that work? 😉