Saudi embassy: Citizen evacuation from Lebanon started Saturday

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Sat, 19 Oct 2019 - 09:44 GMT

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT, Oct 19 (MENA) - The Saudi embassy to Lebanon announced the beginning of the evacuation of Saudi citizens as of Saturday due to the disturbances in Lebanon.

The first phase of the crisis and emergency management plan was successful and the safe evacuation and arrival of the citizens at Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut has been ensured since 5 am, the embassy said in a statement.

The embassy expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Lebanese Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces.

It, also, expressed wishes that peace and stability would prevail in Lebanon.

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