President Michel Suleiman traveled to Bahrain on Tuesday as part of his efforts to convince the leaderships of four Gulf countries to review their travel advisories to Lebanon. He held talks with King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa on bilateral ties and the situation in the Middle East. They stressed the importance of activating the work of diplomatic missions between Lebanon and Bahrain.

The Bahraini monarch then threw a luncheon banquet in the president’s honor before he returned to Beirut. Suleiman was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel. [Naharnet]