Doha: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed that Lebanon would be attending the Arab summit to be held in Libya in March, amidst domestic pressure to boycott over the dissappearance of prominent Shiite religious leader Musa Sadr in Libya in 1978. He did not confirm who would be representing Lebanon and at which diplomatic level. Lebanon and Qatar vowed economic cooperation, as Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with his
Qatari counterpart, Shaikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani in Doha on Monday. "Relations of Qatar and Lebanon are distinguished and it is hard to add on, but we agreed during talks on several things, including the development of the areas of economic cooperation and investment between the two countries," Shaikh Hamad said.
Discussing Iran, Shaikh Hamad said that Qatar would like to see the current nuclear standoff issue resolved through diplomatic talks. Saad Hariri emphasised Lebanon's important relationship with Syria and Iran and even hinted that he might at some stage visit Tehran.
"Qatar always works on building good relations between Lebanon and the rest of the Arabic countries, we now have brotherly relations with Syria…. and there is personal relations between me and President Bashar Al Assad, with regards to Iran as I said earlier we have good relations with Iran, and we are working on strengthening them by visiting Tehran," Hariri said.
Qatar also promised also to work on a united Arab stance in regards to Israeli threats against attacking Lebanon, according to the daily Arabic Al Sharq.