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Where the streets have new names: Lebanon names boulevard after Saudi Arabia's King Salman

A boulevard was named after Saudi King Salman in Lebanon [Getty]

Date of publication: 23 October, 2017

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Saudis on Twitter referred to the road as 'the sweetest street in Lebanon'.
A boulevard named after Saudi Arabian King Salman has been opened in Lebanon's Tripoli area, according to local media reports.

The road was unveiled in the presence of Saudi and Lebanese political and diplomatic officials.

The 1092m long, 26m wide avenue is to be found in the area of ​​Rasheed Karami International Fair in south-west Tripoli, extending the autostrada in both directions.

"Saudi Arabia will remain a guarantor in crises and constitute a friendly ally and keen country to Lebanon and its unity and Arabism," said Lebanese MP Mohammed Safadi. 

Safadi also sang the praises of King Salman and Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their "renaissance, openness and development".

Saudis took to Twitter to thank Lebanon for the opening of the boulevard. 

Translation: He deserves more than this - long live King Salman
Translation: From the heart of Tripoli in northern Lebanon to Saudi Arabia, King Salman is the protector. May Allah grant you prosperity.
Translation: The sweetest street in Lebanon and is lit up and adorned with the name of the pinacle of Arab pride: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

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