Lebanon - Announcement of the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri (4 November 2017)

Statement by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

France takes note of the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and respects his decision.

We call on all Lebanese parties to act in a responsible manner and in a spirit of compromise. One year after the re-establishment of the country’s institutions, it is in everyone’s interest to ensure that Lebanon does not enter into another period of instability. The unity of the Lebanese people is essential in order to allow the international community to help the country to address the numerous challenges it faces. We remain in close contact with all Lebanese political actors.

France stands alongside Lebanon and reaffirms its support for the unity, sovereignty and stability of this friendly country.

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