Hariri meets Rai in Riyadh, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday reassured the Lebanese that he was fine in Saudi Arabia and would be returning to Lebanon in the next few days, as France and the European Union stepped up their calls for Hariri to be able to return home freely.In his first tweet since Nov. 6, Hariri, urged the Lebanese to remain calm.President Michel Aoun has not accepted Hariri's resignation, saying that he will wait for the prime minister to return to Lebanon before making any decision on the matter.Speaking to reporters after meeting Hariri, Rai voiced support for the prime minister over his resignation, which plunged the country into political turmoil.Rai said that Hariri's resignation would not affect Lebanese-Saudi relations, adding that friendship between the two countries had not been affected by previous crises.As the mystery over Hariri's resignation persisted, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that Hariri must be able to return home from Saudi Arabia to end the uncertainty caused by his resignation.
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