France wishes Lebanese government "every success"
Lebanon/formation of the government – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 18 December 2016
I welcome the formation of a national unity government in Lebanon.
I congratulate the President, General Michel Aoun, the Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, the Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, as well as all Lebanese political forces, on ensuring, in a spirit of responsibility, that Lebanon’s best interests prevailed.
We wish Saad Hariri and the new government, which will face numerous challenges, every success.
France, which is committed to the country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity, reiterates its commitment alongside Lebanon. It will continue to play a full role in the international community’s efforts. It will also continue its effort to strengthen the strong and close ties forged between our two countries in all areas./.