During his visit to the gulf, French President Emmanuel Macron indicated that he will discuss the crisis between Lebanon and the Gulf states, emphasizing that “the Lebanese government must resume sessions to implement the essential changes.”
He stated that he discussed “the situation in the Gulf and Lebanon, as well as strategic and bilateral issues” with the Emir of Qatar, thanking Qatar “for its efforts and role in the evacuation operations from Afghanistan,” and explaining that “cooperation between France and Qatar has greatly improved in several fields.”
“The departure of Minister Georges Kordahi would open the door to the prospect of re-exchanges between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia,” Macron said.
Yesterday, Macron began a two-day Gulf tour, during which he will visit the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Elysee Palace announced on Tuesday that this tour will lead to concluding several agreements with French companies, and the Lebanese file will be included in the visit’s main topics.