November 11, 2017 / 10:51 AM / 2 years ago

France's Macron calls Lebanon's Aoun over PM resignation: Aoun's office

FILE PHOTO - French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a news conference in Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Saturday to discuss developments in the shock resignation in Saudi Arabia last week of Lebanon’s prime minister, Aoun’s office said.

Macron, who made an unscheduled visit to Riyadh on Thursday, stressed France’s commitment to supporting Lebanon, its unity and sovereignty, Aoun’s office said in a statement.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; editing by Alexander Smith

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