Beirut, 30 September 2021 (TDI): Abdullah Bou Habib, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Lebanon met with the Ambassador of France to Lebanon, Anne Griau.

Agenda of the Telephonic Meeting

The French Ambassador conveyed the message of congratulations from his counterpart to the Foreign Minister upon assuming his role. The meeting revolved around the Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s earlier meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

The impending parliamentary election in Lebanon was also deliberated upon in the meeting. The agenda of the telephonic conversation also included a discussion on the operations of international emergency forces in Lebanon.

Aside from that, bilateral relations were also discussed between the two officials. Earlier last week France vowed to get international support for Lebanon. The pledge was made during the visit of Lebanon’s Prime Minister to France.

Emmanuel Macron, the French President urged Prime Minister Najib Mikati to plow ahead with the essential reforms. In a meeting with Najib Mikati, Macron promised to “mobilize the international community” so as to put an end to the crisis prevalent in Lebanon.

Lebanon-France Ties

Lebanon and France enjoy friendly political bilateral relations and the latter has supported the former many times. Both the countries share a common language as well.

Lebanon is officially known as the Republic of Lebanon or the Lebanese Republic. It is a Western Asian country. It is situated between Israel to the south and Syria to the north and east.

Whilst Cyprus lies to its west across the Mediterranean Sea. The location of Lebanon is at the intersections of the Arabian hinterland and Mediterranean Basin. It has contributed to its decadent history and molded a cultural individuality having religious diversity.