Laurent Fabius received Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nouhad Machnouk this morning. Discussions mainly focused on the regional situation and the current political crisis in Lebanon.
The minister reaffirmed France’s unwavering support for Lebanon’s independence, unity and sovereignty and the proper functioning of its institutions. He voiced France’s concern at the current institutional deadlock.
The two ministers also discussed the security situation in Lebanon and the need to strengthen its institutions. They expressed their satisfaction at the ongoing strengthening of the Lebanese army and security forces in the face of the threats to the country’s security and cohesion and highlighted the very active cooperation between France and the Lebanese institutions responsible for security.