French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed his country’s commitment to supporting Lebanon on Monday, telling President Michel Aoun that he would visit Beirut in the upcoming year.
The two met in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
“Talks focused on the bilateral relations between Lebanon and France, the CEDRE donor conference, reforms, the [Lebanese] state’s measures to combat corruption and the Syrian refugee crisis,” a statement from Aoun’s office said.
Aoun thanked the French president for his support to Lebanon, noting the importance of strengthening coordination and cooperation between the two countries to “accelerate” improving the Lebanese economy.
For his part, Macron renewed French support for Lebanon and the need to speed up work on CEDRE projects.
The Daily Star