Lebanon PM Mikati to visit Saudi Arabia during month of Ramadan

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday he will visit Saudi Arabia during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Al-Jadeed TV reported, in a sign of improving ties with the kingdom following the return of its ambassador to Beirut after he was withdrawn during a diplomatic rift.

Saudi Arabia and fellow wealthy Gulf states were once major donors to Lebanon but relations have been strained for years by the growing influence of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.

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