French President Emmanuel Macron this Wednesday spoke out in favor of avoiding “all foreign interference” in the situation in Lebanon and forming a government in the country that can carry out “the necessary political and economic reforms”. after the resignation of the executive branch after the explosions in the capital Beirut last week.
During a conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hasan Rohani, Macron defended the need to convene an international conference “in support of Beirut and the Lebanese people” and “to avoid an escalation of tensions in the country”.
On the other hand, he stressed that following the wave of demonstrations that began in October that caused the overthrow of Saad Hariri’s government and the new protests against the authorities after the explosions, the new Lebanese executive must “meet the demands of the Lebanese people”.
For his part, Rouhani said that “Lebanon needs more unity among its political groups”. “We all have to contribute to the creation of this unity. Lebanon needs a strong government and the Lebanese parliament, and all parties have to work on this,” he added.