Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri to Elysee Palace
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) gestures as he welcomes Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 18, 2017 in Paris. AFP / BERTRAND GUAY

 18 Nov 2017 - 14:27

Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri to Elysee Palace

AFP

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saad Hariri for talks Saturday, an AFP reporter said, hours after the Lebanese premier arrived from Saudi Arabia in the midst of a political crisis.

Hariri, who made a shock resignation announcement on November 4 and has since fended off claims that he was being held in Saudi Arabia against his will, was due to have lunch with Macron after the talks.