Jumblat to Meet Hollande in Paris Friday

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat traveled to France earlier this week where he is expected to hold talks with French President Francois Hollande on Friday, reported LBCI television.

Foreign Minister Jean-March Ayrault is also expected to be present at the meeting.

On Thursday, the MP met with former Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Discussions are focusing on the situation in Lebanon, the stalled presidential elections, and Saudi Arabia's freeze of an aid grant to the Lebanese army.

In February, Riyadh halted a grant to the army in protest against Hizbullah's virulent criticism of the kingdom and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil's abstention from voting in favor of Arab League resolutions condemning attacks against the Saudi embassy in Iran in January.

The kingdom urged its citizens against traveling to Lebanon.

Gulf countries also issued similar advisories.

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Missing alyanko10452 over 4 years

I hope he took a box of Kleenex with him. What good is crying like a baby to Hollande?

Where are the men politicians?