Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam sought Saudi Arabia’s help on Tuesday to deal with the influx of Syrian refugees into his country during his meeting with Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense.

“We have discussed crises faced by the Lebanese government, including the influx of Syrian refugees and the impact of the ongoing Syrian war on domestic issues,” he told reporters. “We need regional support to help us endure these huge factors.”

Salam commended the Kingdom’s support for Lebanon. “Saudi Arabia is a big supporter of Lebanon’s stability and can play a vital role in ensuring security ahead of the upcoming elections.” [Link]