Egypt, KSA support Arabist 'non-terrorist' Lebanon
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have stressed in a joint statement that Lebanon should not be a safe haven "for terrorism and drug smuggling."
Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had discussed "regional and international files and the future of international cooperation" with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as he visited Egypt on Tuesday.
The statement said that KSA and Egypt support the reforms in Lebanon and that they are keen on the unity and the stability in the country.
The statement also stressed the importance of maintaining the Arabism of Lebanon and the two countries' support to the Lebanese state's institutions.
Bin Salman also visited Jordan and is scheduled to arrive in Ankara on Wednesday, making his first visit to Turkey following the slaying of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.
Prince Mohammed's Middle East trip comes before U.S. President Joe Biden’s scheduled trip to the region next month. Biden is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia at the tail end of his July 13-16 trip that includes stops in Israel and the occupied West Bank.