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France wants Hariri movements' free, able to play role in Lebanon

PARIS – France's foreign ministry said on Friday it wanted Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri to be free of his movements and fully able to play an essential role in his country.

 

"Our ambassador to Saudi Arabia visited Saad al-Hariri at his home on his return from the trip he made to the United Arab Emirates, to which the (foreign) minister (Jean-Yves Le Drian) referred to this morning," French deputy foreign ministry spokesman Alexandre Georgini said.

 

"As the minister said, we wish that Saad al-Hariri has all his freedom of movement and be fully able to play the essential role that is his in Lebanon," he added.