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Lebanese ex-PM Mikati: Saudi to support Lebanon

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s former Prime Minister and a candidate for the parliamentary election Najib Mikati, casts his vote at a polling station in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will “extend a hand of support to Lebanon”, Lebanese former Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting Saudi King Salman.

The king “stressed the necessity of preserving Lebanon and soon there will be Saudi steps towards the Lebanese state,” Mikati told Lebanon’s LBC TV from Jeddah.

(The story corrects location of visit from Riyadh to Jeddah, fixes headline.)

Reporting by Ellen Francis and Tom Perry; Editing by Peter Graff

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via Reuters