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France and Saudi Arabia at the bedside of Lebanon

2021-12-05T16:34:21.696Z

DECRYPTION - Riyadh, which cut ties with Beirut, has only committed to humanitarian aid. Special envoy to Jeddah Did Emmanuel Macron succeed in persuading the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed Ben Salman (MBS), whom he met on Saturday in Jeddah, to come back to the aid of a Lebanon which does not stop sinking? The two men telephoned Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati together, the French president said after his talks with MBS, which ended his two-day tour of the Gulf. See also In Leba



Special envoy to Jeddah

Did Emmanuel Macron succeed in persuading the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed Ben Salman (MBS), whom he met on Saturday in Jeddah, to come back to the aid of a Lebanon which does not stop sinking?

The two men telephoned Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati together, the French president said after his talks with MBS, which ended his two-day tour of the Gulf.

See also

In Lebanon, disoriented Sunnis

"Saudi Arabia and France want to fully engage"

for a

"re-engagement of the relationship"

between Riyadh and Beirut after a serious diplomatic crisis.

This re-engagement also has a financial aspect, added Emmanuel Macron.

But

"I fear that Saudi aid is only humanitarian,"

a Lebanese official told us in Beirut.

This will not make it possible to deal with the political roots of the Lebanese crisis.

Retaliatory measures

According to the press, Arabia has rejected a French proposal to invite Prime Minister Mikati to a three-way meeting with MM.

Macron and Ben Salman.

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Source: lefigaro

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