France congratulates new Lebanese President on election
Paris, 31 October 2016
The French President spoke to Mr Michel Aoun, the newly elected President of Lebanon. He offered him his congratulations, his predecessor’s mandate having ended more than two years ago. He confirmed to him France’s unshakeable friendship with his country.
He confirmed to President Aoun France’s determination to continue standing alongside Lebanon and lend it support to maintain its stability, integrity and security in the tragic situation the region is experiencing.
The French President also spoke to the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, Mr Nabih Berri, whose commitment to national dialogue he commended. He also paid tribute to the Prime Minister, Mr Tamam Salam, for his action in difficult circumstances. He will speak to the next prime minister once he has been chosen./.