The Saudi Foreign Ministry on Friday called on its citizens in Lebanon to exercise extreme caution.
In a tweet on “Twitter” the Foreign Ministry wrote: “Given the current situation in the Republic of Lebanon, and in anticipation of any negative repercussions of these conditions, and out of concern for the Kingdom of the safety of its citizens, the ministry warns all citizens to travel to Lebanon, whether from Saudi Arabia or any international destination for the sake of their safety”.
“The ministry also requires Saudi citizens in Lebanon to exercise utmost care and contact the Saudi embassy in Beirut to provide the necessary facilities and care when needed, hoping that Lebanon will soon achieve security and stability”.
Earlier on Friday, the Saudi embassy in Beirut called on citizens, residents and visitors to be cautious, and in an important statement announced the designation (Lancaster Plaza Hotel) located in the area of Raouche as a gathering point, in preparation for moving to the airport and then leave to Saudi Arabia at the earliest opportunity possible.
The Saudi embassy also asked all residents and visiting citizens to expedite communication with the embassy and register their details in preparation for departure as soon as possible.