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  • Lebanon – Violence (17.03.14)

    France condemns the car bomb attack perpetrated on March 16 in the village of Nabi Osman (Bekaa) which left 4 people dead, as well as the attacks at the borders and the clashes in Tripoli. It expresses its condolences to the victims’ families.

  • Lebanon – Attack in a southern suburb of Beirut (Haret Hreik) (21.01.14)

    France condemns this further attempt to undermine Lebanon’s stability and increase tensions. It reaffirms its support for the institutions of the Republic of Lebanon led by President Michel Suleiman, in their efforts to ensure the country’s security and preserve national unity. It calls on all parties to work toward ensuring Lebanon’s stability and to not allow themselves to be drawn into the cycle of violence.

  • Lebanon – Attacks against the Lebanese armed forces (16.12.13)

    France condemns the fresh attacks perpetrated on December 15 against the Lebanese armed forces on the outskirts of Sidon, which left one soldier dead and several others injured. It extends its condolences to the victim’s family and expresses its solidarity with the injured.

  • Lebanon – Attacks (23.08.13)

    France strongly condemns the car bomb attacks that took place today in Tripoli in northern Lebanon which, according to provisional reports, killed 27 people and injured several hundred others.

  • Lebanon/ Israel – Rocket attacks (23.08.13)

    France condemns the firing of rockets yesterday from southern Lebanon into Israeli territory. It calls for restraint in order to prevent any possibility of escalation and for compliance with UNSCR 1701.

  • Lebanon - Car bombing (16.08.13)

    France condemns in the strongest possible terms the car bomb explosion on August 15 in the Rweiss neighborhood of southern Beirut, which left an estimated 22 dead and more than 300 injured.

  • Lebanon - Hezbollah (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 23.05.13)

    France is attached to Lebanon’s stability and its relations with all Lebanese communities. We urge all Lebanese parties to uphold the commitments made in the Baabda Declaration of June 15, 2012, aimed at disassociating Lebanon from the war in Syria. By intervening on a massive scale in Syria, Hezbollah departs from this consensus. Syria’s war is not Lebanon’s war. Importing it to Lebanon jeopardizes its stability, as shown by the increased tensions in the country.

  • Lebanon – Syrian bombing in the Hermel region (15.04.13)

    We strongly condemn the bombing carried out from Syria which killed two people and injured several others on Sunday in the Hermel region of the Lebanese territory. This incident is another unacceptable violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

  • Yamina Benguigui’s visit to Lebanon (26-27.10.12)

    The Beirut Francophone Book Fair, which will take place from October 26 to November 4 and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will, thanks to the support of the Institut français, welcome members of the Académie Goncourt as guests of honor.

  • Lebanon – Clashes between Sunnis and Alawites (22.08.12)

    We’re closely monitoring developments in the situation in Lebanon and want to express our concern about the increasing number of incidents. Lebanon should not allow a conflict that doesn’t belong to it to spill over into its territory.

  • Visit to France by Mr. Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon (12.07.12)

    Mr. Suleiman’s visit – the first by a Lebanese leader since President Hollande’s inauguration and the appointment of the government - will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the deep ties of friendship between France and Lebanon, as well as to address the major regional issues.

  • Lebanon – Violence in Tripoli - Statement by Laurent Fabius (2-3.06.12)

    "In this troubled context, all Lebanese political actors must continue to demonstrate responsibility. I welcome President Suleiman’s wise and responsible decision to bring the political parties together for a national dialogue session on June 11. France encourages all Lebanese political actors to participate in President Suleiman’s initiative and to resume dialogue, the only way to ease the current tensions."

  • Lebanon – Violence in Tripoli (14.05.12)

    France calls on all Lebanese people to give precedence to the interests of Lebanon over all other considerations and to promote dialogue, national unity and civil peace in order to prevent a crisis that is not of their making from spilling over into the country.

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