|20 September, 2019

France will help Lebanon push through economic reform: Macron

Speaking at a joint press event with Macron, Hariri said he had had "excellent talks" with French business about investing in Lebanon

Beirut sea coast, Image used for illustrative purpose.

Beirut sea coast, Image used for illustrative purpose.

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PARIS - 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.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Christian Lowe) ((sudip.kargupta@thomsonreuters.com; +33 1 49 49 53 84;))

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