Q: Do you think Saudi Arabia’s decision not to deal with Lebanon and its current government because of Hezbollah’s dominance on the political scene is a mistake?
A: France is in close contact with all the concerned parties. It urges all the regional actors and Lebanese leaders to promote calm and dialogue, in the interest of the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s stability, which is crucial for the region. Lebanon’s non-involvement in regional crises is of key importance. Lebanon must therefore be able to count on all of its regional partners to support it on the path of reform and ending the crisis.