Macron, Bin Salman call for 'structural reforms' in Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron have reiterated their call for "structural reforms" in Lebanon.

"They reaffirmed the need to implement the structural reforms necessary for the country's recovery, as expected by the Lebanese population and the international community," the French presidency announced after a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

Macron and Salman also "reaffirmed their willingness to continue their coordination to support the Lebanese population."

The phone call comes five days after Lebanon staged parliamentary elections in which Hizbullah and its allies lost their majority amid a surge by reformist forces.

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Thumb chrisrushlau 29 days

MBS has offered to lend one of his surgical-smile face-masks to Lebanon. He is actually 79 years old. He told reporters during a recent physical compulsion session, "Those tools in Lebanon can take turns wearing it while pretending to be in charge."