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France ready to host international meeting on Lebanon if needed
November 18, 2017 / 2:50 PM / a month ago

France ready to host international meeting on Lebanon if needed

PARIS (Reuters) - France is considering whether to host a meeting of the International Lebanon Support Group to discuss the political crisis in the country, a French presidential source said on Saturday.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister while on a visit to Saudi Arabia, are pictured at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The source said there was no decision yet on whether it would take place or whether it would be a ministerial meeting.

The group includes Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

(This version of the story has been corrected to remove reference to Germany in third paragraph.)

Reporting by John Irish; editing by Michel Rose

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