Resolving issue of absence of Lebanese president is crucial: Egyptian FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Tuesday French President’s Special Envoy to Lebanon Jean-Yves Le Drian, stressing that the current regional crises necessitate the resolution of the issue of the absence of a Lebanese president caused by political disputes.


That is why the meeting focused on the role of the five-nation group on Lebanon – comprising the United States, France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar – in creating a common ground between the different Lebanese stakeholders for them to agree on a presidential candidate as soon as possible.


Minister Shokry equally stressed the salience of pacification in Gaza Strip and southern Lebanon to inhibit the expansion of the scope of conflict in the region.






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