French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Agnes von der Muhll, says that her country “calls on all regional parties and Lebanese officials to prefer calm and dialogue in the interest of the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s stability.”
Today, Thursday, France called on regional parties and officials in Lebanon for calm and dialogue, and for the need to distance Beirut from crises in the region.
“France calls on all regional parties and Lebanese officials to prefer calm and dialogue in the interest of the Lebanese people and Lebanon’s stability,” said a French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Agnes von der Muhll, in a statement.
She added that “France considers that it is necessary to neutralize Lebanon from crises in the region,” noting that “Lebanon’s regional partners must accompany it in efforts to reform and get out of the crisis.”
And earlier today, circles close to the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, said, للميادينThe latter will not resign, and this position has not changed.
The sources said, commenting on the speech of the Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, during which he called on “the Minister of Information to judge his conscience and take the position that should be taken and give priority to the national interest.” And foreigners, and to see if the resignation is met with guarantees that such a step will be met with Gulf positivity.
It is noteworthy that the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, had confirmed a few days ago his firmness in his position, ruling out his resignation from the government following his statements regarding the war on Yemen, which angered Saudi Arabia, which demanded that it withdraw its ambassador from Lebanon, announcing the suspension of all Lebanese exports to it.
The repercussions of the crisis developed to include a number of Gulf states (Kuwait, the UAE, and Bahrain) that took similar positions to its neighbor, while Qatar denounced Minister Qardahi’s positions, calling for calming the situation and “hastening to heal the rift between the brothers.”
The Omani Foreign Ministry regretted the worsening relations between Lebanon and a number of Arab countries, calling on everyone to exercise restraint and work to avoid escalation, which was welcomed by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry.
In a step that is the first of its kind since the start of the crisis, the Lebanese cabinet announced on Monday that the Qatari foreign minister will arrive in Beirut soon to discuss the Lebanese-Gulf crisis.