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Lebanese politicians must be free to move about, France says
November 13, 2017 / 9:22 AM / 10 days ago

Lebanese politicians must be free to move about, France says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - All politicians in Lebanon must be free to travel in order to allow the country’s political crisis to be resolved, France’s foreign minister said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO - French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during an address to the media at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

“To reach a political solution in Lebanon, all political figures must have complete freedom of movement,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters when asked about Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as the country’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia.

Le Drian also called on other countries not to interfere in Lebanon, saying that was a “basic principle.”

Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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