France will help Lebanon push through economic reform: Macron
20 Sep 2019
Emmanuel Macron (R) and Saad Hariri answer reporters in the garden of the Elysee Palace on Friday. Francois Mori/ AP
France remains committed to helping Lebanon in its plans for economic reforms, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday at talks in Paris with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.
Lebanon, one of the world's most indebted states, is aiming to drive through long-postponed reforms to try to improve its stagnant economy and state finances. Speaking at a joint press event with Macron, Hariri said he had had “excellent talks” with French business about investing in Lebanon.