File - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Attention was diverted last week to the Parisian meetings that were held between a number of Lebanese officials in order to discuss the presidential, parliamentary and governmental crises in Lebanon and whether there are any solutions to resolve these files.During a meeting between former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and former President Michel Sleiman about the Lebanese presidential election, the latter stressed that while the presidency was a national matter, it remained a Christian priority, something he had already relayed to Bkirki, head of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea and Change and Reform bloc leader Michel Aoun. Both Hariri and Sleiman discussed the dangers of the developments in Iraq and their possible repercussions on neighboring countries, especially Lebanon.Separately, the Elysee Palace in Paris hosted a meeting between former President Michel Sleiman and French President Francois Hollande, which sources said was an "exceptional" one and included discussions on developments in Lebanon as well as in the region. Hollande concluded by praising the former Lebanese president's actions during his six-year term, particularly his work on the formation of the International Support Group for Lebanon.
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