Saad Hariri has said he plans on traveling back to Lebanon by Wednesday in time for his country’s independence day celebrations.
Hariri, speaking to reporters after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, said he will be speaking with Lebanese President Michel Aoun upon his arrival and discuss the matter of his recent resignation as prime minister.
Lebanon will mark Independence Day on Wednesday and there have been concerns about whether Hariri will attend the annual celebrations. The ceremony is usually headed by the president, prime minister and parliament speaker.
It is the first official comment on when Hariri is likely to be back in Beirut since his Nov. 4 resignation through a broadcast on a Saudi-owned TV station from Saudi Arabia.
NNA quoted a presidential statement saying that Hariri informed the president that he arrived in Paris with his wife earlier Saturday.