LEBANON: Prime Minister to Visit Saudi Arabia

On 26 February, Saudi Arabian King Mohammad bin-Salman’s special envoy Nizar al-Aloula extended an invitation to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to visit Saudi Arabia. Aloula delivered this invitation during a four-day visit to Lebanon,  the first visit from a high ranking Saudi official since Lebanon’s prime minister Hariri unexpectedly announced his resignation last November. Hariri accepted the invitation, and his visit to Saudi Arabia will be the first since his unexpected resignation spurred tension between the two countries. 
[Robert B. Lundgren]