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CORRECTED-Lebanese ex-PM Mikati: Saudi to support Lebanon

(Corrects location of visit from Riyadh to Jeddah, fixes headline)

BEIRUT, July 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon", Lebanese former Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting Saudi King Salman.

The king "stressed the necessity of preserving Lebanon and soon there will be Saudi steps towards the Lebanese state," Mikati told Lebanon's LBC TV from Jeddah. (Reporting by Ellen Francis and Tom Perry Editing by Peter Graff)