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Lebanon stresses its position on defending security, safety of Gulf States

BEIRUT, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- Lebanon Foreign Ministry defended, on Wednesday, its position that condemns "terrorist attacks" on Saudi Arabia, and stressed the security and safety of the Gulf States and their citizens.
Responding to the Information Minister George Kordahi's latest controversial comments, the ministry said in a statement, "a personal statement was previously issued by Lebanon's Minister of Information, George Kordahi, prior to his appointment as minister, and it was published yesterday".
Late Tuesday, Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mekati said in a statement that "Lebanon highly respect and appreciates the people pf the Gulf States, stressing the Lebanese government adherence to "brotherhood ties with the Arabs".
Regarding Minister Kordahi's comments, Mekati said that these stances does not reflect those of the Lebanese government, neither reflect the government's ministerial statement that clings to brotherly ties with Lebanon's Arab brothers, especially with Saudi Arabia".
He stressed his countries keenness to keep the good relations with Saudi Arabia, rejecting any interference in the kingdom's internal affair. (end) ayb.nhq