BEIRUT: French Ambassador to Lebanon Patrice Paoli hailed Tuesday efforts of Lebanon’s political rivals to form a new Cabinet.
Following a meeting with Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam, Paoli said his country supports all efforts to reach a new Cabinet formula convenient for the Lebanese and hoped political rivals would reach a quick agreement over the issue.
He added that France is determined not to interfere in Lebanon’s affairs or take any stance over the future Cabinet line-up.
Paoli also reiterated support for the Lebanese institutions, the President and the Army.
Hopes recently emerged over a possible agreement between the rival political groups in Lebanon on the next Cabinet which formation has been stalled for over nine months.