October 29, 2019 / 3:17 PM / a month ago

France calls for Lebanese officials to help ensure country's stability: Le Drian

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (not pictured) in Cairo, Egypt September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Lebanese authorities to guarantee the country’s unity and ensure its stability amid and economic and political crisis.

“Prime Minister Hariri has resigned just now, which makes the crisis even more serious,” Le Drian told the French Parliament.

“It (France) calls for Lebanese officials to do everything to ensure stability of institutions and the unity of Lebanon. It is paramount”.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier and Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Maya Nikolaeva and John Stonestreet

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