Beirut, 25 Jumadil Akhir 1436/14 April 2015 (MINA) – Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri discussed with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani the importance of unity against Huthi rebels in Yemen.
“The one-hour meeting (in Doha) tackled the latest developments in the region,” said a statement issued by Hariri’s press office, Nahar Net quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The talks “focused on the importance of Arab unity” following the Saudi-led coalition’s launch of strikes against Shiite Huthi rebels, it said.
Hariri also thanked the Emir on Qatar’s efforts to resolve Lebanon’s hostage crisis, the statement added.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front and Islamic State group took Lebanese soldiers and policemen captive in August last year after they overran the northeastern border town of Arsal.
Four of the hostages have been executed.
During his visit to Doha, Hariri was accompanied by his advisor Nader Hariri and former Ministers Bassem al-Sabeh and Ghattas Khoury.
He returned to the Saudi capital Riyadh following his short trip. (T/P001/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)