Lebanese PM due in Saudi Arabia

Salam is scheduled to arrive in Riyadh on Monday, where he will hold talks with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and a number of other government officials

Lebanese PM due in Saudi Arabia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam will head this week to Saudi Arabia in his first foreign visit since he took office, Saudi Arabia's state news agency reported on Sunday.

Salam is scheduled to arrive in Riyadh on Monday, where he will hold talks with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and a number of other government officials, Lebanese daily Al-Nahar reported earlier.

In December, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman announced that Saudi Arabia decided to offer $3 billion to arm the Lebanese military with French weapons "to strengthen the capacities of the army."

Lebanon has been hard-hit by the conflict in Syria. The United Nations refugee office in Lebanon says over one million Syrians have fled fighting in neighboring Syria and sought refuge in Lebanon.

Salam's government won the confidence of parliament in March, following prolonged disputes since his appointment last April.

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