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Salam to visit Kuwait to encourage tourists to return

Salam is to meet with his Kuwaiti counterpart on the trip. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam will visit Kuwait over the weekend to encourage Arab tourists to come to Lebanon after stability and calm have been restored.

Sources close to Salam said the prime minister’s one-day visit was scheduled for Sunday.

They said Salam would meet with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah.

Lebanon's tourism industry, which is one of the biggest sectors in the country, has suffered tremendously over the past three years. Spillover from the Syrian civil war, including a series of bombings in Beirut in the last year, led several Gulf countries to issue travel advisories warning against visiting Lebanon.

The government has largely restored stability in recent months, leading to hopes for a recovery for the summer high tourism season.





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