French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the Lebanese political class after they failed to form a cabinet within two weeks, accusing the political elite of betraying their promises to the French initiative that Macron laid out after the deadly Beirut port explosion in August.
A video grab shows French President Emmmanuel Macron (C) inspecting the damages at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, on August 6, 2020. (AFP)
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri (C) inspects February 2 restoration work at the Serail, the traditional government's headquarters since independence. The Serail is located in the central district of Beirut which was destroyed during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war and is being rebuilt by the country's biggest private company Solidere. (File photo: Reuters)