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France hails Lebanon’s Cabinet formation efforts

French Ambassador to Lebanon Patrice Paoli arrives at Rafik Hariri International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

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.





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