September 24, 2018

Macron to meet UN chief to discuss Lebanese crisis (Asharq)

Macron to meet UN chief to discuss Lebanese crisis (Asharq)

Paris is still exerting great efforts in order to clarify the status of resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is residing in Saudi Arabia.

To that end, President Emmanuel Macron held talks recently with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in the Kingdom last week. He also met in the United Arab Emirates with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

The French leader is expected to continue these efforts on Lebanon by holding talks on Wednesday with United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Bonn Climate Change Conference in Germany.

Sources from the Elysee Palace refused to comment on what options are available to Marcon, adding however that they are banking on upcoming developments in wake of Hariri’s televised appearance on Sunday. The PM had declared that he has “freedom to move” and that he may return to Lebanon “in the next two days.” Read more

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