President Michel Aoun was briefed Thursday by the French and American ambassadors to Beirut on the results of the meetings held in Riyadh with Saudi officials.
The American and French ambassadors handed Aoun a joint letter from the foreign ministers of the United States and France in which they affirmed their countries’ concern with the Lebanese situation and stressed the need to form a new government.
The ambassadors, Anne Grillo and Dorothy Shea, had held talks last Thursday with Saudi officials in Riyadh to help Lebanon out of its unprecedented economic and political crises.
Their embassies tweeted at the time that the “important trilateral consultations” aimed to find ways to “support the Lebanese people and stabilize the economy.”
This rare joint visit had followed a meeting of the foreign ministers of the U.S., France and Saudi Arabia in Italy, in which they discussed Lebanon’s crisis.