On April 6, France hosted in Paris the international conference in support of Lebanon development and reforms, CEDRE ("Conférence économique pour le développement, par les réformes et avec les entreprises").
The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, opened the conference and chaired the first working session. The second session was chaired by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire. The CEDRE conference was closed by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri along with a Lebanese ministerial delegation was present. Nearly 50 States and international organizations participated. Representatives from the private sector and civil society contributed to the work.
The objective of the CEDRE conference for the international community was to support the development and the strengthening of the Lebanese economy as part of a comprehensive plan for reform and for infrastructure investments as prepared by the Lebanese authorities and presented during the conference.