Saudi Ambassador To Beirut: The Taif Agreement Is Not A Mysterious Riddle


Saudi Ambassador to Beirut Walid Al-Bukhari tweeted about Lebanon’s 1989 Taif Agreement, which ended the country’s 15-year civil war.

“The National Reconciliation Accord (known as Taif Agreement), which was endorsed by the Lebanese under Arab and international sponsorship, is neither an illusion nor a mysterious riddle,” Bukhari tweeted.

“It is written in an articulate Arabic language,” the ambassador added.

By that, the Saudi Ambassador might be implying the enhancement of the powers of the prime minister over those of the president, which comes in context with the current political crisis – the dissent between the president and the prime minister – crippling the formation of a new government.

Negotiated by Lebanese politicians in the Saudi city of Taif, the Taif Agreement was reached to end the civil war and return to political normalcy in Lebanon.

It was signed on 22 October 1989 and ratified by the Lebanese parliament on 5 November 1989.

Related: Lebanon’s Taif Agreement, Explained.

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