File - President Michel Sleiman speaks during a conference in Kaslik, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Sleiman will head to France Tuesday to attend a one-day conference that is expected to result in the establishment of a special fund to help Lebanon cope with the huge influx of Syrian refugees.Wednesday's conference, which is being held by the International Support Group for Lebanon, will see French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabuis read out the "Paris Declaration" that will create a special fund to provide financial aid to Lebanon, according to a member of the official Lebanese delegation who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue. Hollande is set to hold a private meeting with Sleiman during which the two will discuss the situation in Lebanon and the wider region.
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