France’s Le Drian: Lebanon needs to form a government quickly

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian holds a press conference while in Iraq. (File photo: AP)

Lebanon needs to quickly form a government that can push necessary reforms, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday, two days after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned following mass demonstrations.

Le Drian said Lebanese citizens’ right to peaceful protest must be preserved.

Lebanon’s troops and riot police deployed on Thursday to reopen a major highway north of Beirut and a bridge in the capital that anti-government protesters had blocked.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54