Macron to discuss Lebanon with Biden; Bassil didn't propose solution


French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Lebanese file with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden during an upcoming visit to Washington that will take place in two weeks from now, a senior French source said.

Asked whether Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil had proposed any solution for the presidential election crisis during his latest visit to Paris, the source told Annahar newspaper that Bassil did not suggest any exit.

The source also said that there will not be any French-sponsored conference, noting that Macron had been “criticized by everyone” following his visits to Lebanon in the wake of the Beirut port blast.

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Biden is reportedly asking France to resume its colonial stewardship in Lebanon, as a lead-up to a full-scale return to the region, to be emblemized by the change of the name of the Syria capital to Little Paris.