French PM: Good Syria-Lebanon relations benefit entire region
Francois Fillon, Lebanese counterpart Saad Hariri discuss the Middle East peace process in Paris.
The normalization of relations between Lebanon and Syria was a boon for the entire region, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Thursday.
He made the statement during talks in Paris with his Lebanese counterpart, Saad Hariri.
According to a statement released by Fillon's office, the two men also discussed the Middle East peace process as well as other international issues related to Lebanon's entry into the UN Security Council on January 1.
Hariri and Fillon signed six bilateral agreements in the areas of security, justice, social affairs, the training of managers, the economy and research.
Fillon's office said the trip to Paris was Hariri's first official foreign visit outside the Middle East since the 39-year-old son of the assassinated former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri took office in November of last year.