French, Saudi officials to meet in Paris over crisis-hit Lebanon


French and Saudi officials will meet in Paris in the coming hours to discuss the Lebanese crises, including the presidential file and the economic crisis.

Saudi royal envoy Nizar Al-Aloula and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bukhari will meet with French President Advisor Patrick Durrell and French presidential envoy Pierre Duquesne.

The meeting will discuss the results of Duquesne's negotiations with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington and Paris, and the assistance that Lebanon had requested in the energy and financial recovery files, al-Joumhouria newspaper said Friday.

It said it has learned from informed diplomatic sources that the meeting will also discuss the presidential file and the president's qualifications.