Lebanese President Michel Aoun receives France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Baabda Palace in Beirut [Anadolu]
Beirut – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said Lebanese politicians are preventing the disbursal of much-needed aid to the crisis-hit country by failing to implement solutions “that have already been known for a long time”.
“France is ready to fully mobilise alongside Lebanon and to mobilise all of its partners, but this requires serious and credible reform measures to be implemented. Concrete actions are long-overdue,” Le Drian said during a joint news conference with Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti on Thursday.
In Beirut on a two-day official visit, Le Drian likened potential French and international aid to Lebanon to divine intervention.