A poster depicting Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister from Saudi Arabia, is seen in Beirut, Lebanon November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
PARIS - 19 November 2017: The Elysee said Saturday France will continue to take all necessary initiatives to support the stability of Lebanon, noting the visit of resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Paris contributes to calming down the tension in the Middle East.
Following a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Hariri, the Elysee said that France is not worried that the Lebanese PM left two of his children in Saudi Arabia before coming to France, adding that he will return to Lebanon in the coming days.
The Elysee said Paris intends to call for a meeting in the French capital for the International Support Group for Lebanon and that no date has been set yet, pointing out that the goal is to enable Lebanon to maintain its stability and protect it from regional crises.