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Hariri holds talks with French FM

Prime Minister Saad Hariri, right, meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Tuesday with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on the situation in Lebanon and the region.

According to Hariri's office, the meeting took place at the ministry's headquarters and was attended by a number of French officials, including French Ambassador to Lebanon Patrice Paoli.

Hariri also met with former President Michel Sleiman in Paris and discussed various developments in Lebanon and the region

Sleiman and Hariri discussed the presidential election deadlock and possible solutions to the political crisis as well as efforts needed to hold the poll as soon as possible, the former president’s office said.

They also spoke about the work of Parliament and Cabinet and the need to continue the work of such institutions to meet the demands of the people.

They also stressed on the need to distance Lebanon from surrounding conflicts and "commit to the Baabda Declaration to protect the country from terrorism, sectarian strife and regional turmoil."





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