File - Arab tourists walk in Downtown Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Riyadh's revocation of its nearly two-year travel advisory for Lebanon will go into effect at the end of the month, with other Gulf states expected to follow suit.After a meeting Wednesday with Saudi Ambassador Ali Awad Asiri and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, Tourism Minister Michel Pharoun confirmed the move, saying the current security situation in Lebanon, which has significantly improved over the past weeks due to a new security plan, allowed for tourists to return.Asiri, who left Lebanon in September 2013, citing the deteriorating security situation, returned to Lebanon with his family in early May to resume his diplomatic role.
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