France: We will continue to stand beside Lebanon

The French Foreign Ministry welcomed the statement of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri who expressed his sense of responsibility and the national interest of Lebanon, noting that "this declaration represents an openness that must be appreciated by all to establish a task-government now."

The Foreign Ministry affirmed that "France will continue to stand side by side with the Lebanese, in coordination with its European and international partners, and will ensure that the terms of international support in Lebanon are respected at every stage."

The French President Emmanuel Macron had renewed his support for the Lebanese people, and considered that "the United Nations should be involved in efforts to provide the urgent needs for the Lebanese."

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