International donors convened in Paris on April 6 and pledged $11 billion in loans and grants to support the ailing Lebanese economy in exchange for reforms.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Saturday he would return to Beirut in the coming days and indicate his position on the current crisis after meeting President Michel Aoun. Hariri made his announcement during a visit to Paris.
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon’s former prime minister Saad Hariri and his family to France, the Élysée Palace said in a statement on Wednesday. Hariri has been in Saudi Arabia since he resigned unexpectedly on November 4.
French far-right leader and presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen on Monday met for the first time with a foreign head of state, holding talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in the capital of Beirut.