Lebanon – Q&A from the press briefing (20 Jan. 2020)
Q - What’s your reaction to the violence that has punctuated the demonstrations in Lebanon in recent days and injured more than 500 people?
R - France is worried about the violence observed in Lebanon in recent days. It stresses the need for the demonstrators’ legitimate aspirations to be expressed by peaceful means, and reaffirms its commitment to the right to demonstrate.
In the serious economic and social crisis Lebanon is going through, and given the recent violence, the urgent thing is for a new government to implement a credible package of reforms to address the expectations voiced by Lebanese people for more than three months.
France intends, as always, to stand alongside the Lebanese people.