Jean-Yves Le Drian, the President’s Special Envoy to Lebanon, will be making a second trip to Lebanon from July 25-27.
Jean-Yves Le Drian’s first trip, which took place from June 21-24, gave him the opportunity to meet with representatives of all the political parties that hold seats in the Lebanese Parliament. He also met with the political, religious, and military authorities there.
The President’s Special Envoy to Lebanon then traveled to Saudi Arabia from July 10-12, before heading to Qatar, where he took part in a meeting on Lebanon with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the U.S., and Egypt on July 17. He then returned to Saudi Arabia on July 18.
This second trip to Lebanon is part of Jean-Yves Le Drian’s mediation and good offices mission. Its goal is for all the relevant stakeholders to create favorable conditions for a mutually agreed upon solution to emerge on holding presidential elections, which constitutes an essential step in the re-establishment of the political institutions that Lebanon so urgently needs in order to begin its recovery.