Patriarch Beshara Rai, left, receives Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri in Bkirki, Friday, May 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/Maronite Patriarchate Bkerke, HO)
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Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri Friday said the presidential election in Lebanon was the responsibility of the country's Christians and reiterated that Riyadh backed Lebanese accord.Asiri said Saudi Arabia supported any consensus among Lebanese factions to elect a president, especially since Riyadh believed in the safety, stability and prosperity of Lebanon.Asiri also said that the different political powers in Lebanon needed to exert efforts to hold the election on time.Asiri also praised Rai's efforts to ensure that the presidential election is held within constitutional deadlines.
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