Geagea meets with Saudi King Salman in Jeddah


geagea-king-salmanLebanese Forces leader  and presidential candidate Samir Geagea held talks Sunday evening with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at the al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the kingdom’s news agency SPA reported

The meeting tackled “the latest developments in the Lebanese arena,” the report added

Geagea “expressed his gratitude and appreciation for  the kingdom” over “its support for Lebanon and its people and its keenness on the country’s security and stability during all circumstances,” the report  said.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, State Minister Musaed al-Ibyan, Culture  and Information Minister Adel al-Turaifi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nizar Madani and head of General Intelligence Khaled al-Humaidan, SPA added.

geagea-king-selman 2Geagea had traveled Saturday to the kingdom for talks with “top officials,” according to his press office.

Saudi Arabia granted  the Lebanese army $4 billion within a period of 9 months between 2013 and 2014. Most of the  arms under the grants will be supplied by France