Lebanese politicians must be free to move about, France says

Lebanese politicians must be free to move about, France says

All politicians in Lebanon must be free to travel in order to allow the country's political crisis to be resolved, France's foreign minister said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO - French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during an address to the media at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

BRUSSELS: All politicians in Lebanon must be free to travel in order to allow the country's political crisis to be resolved, France's foreign minister said on Monday.

"To reach a political solution in Lebanon, all political figures must have complete freedom of movement," Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters when asked about Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as the country's prime minister from Saudi Arabia.

Le Drian also called on other countries not to interfere in Lebanon, saying that was a "basic principle."

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

Source: Reuters

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