World Lebanon: The Minister of Information resigns to resolve the crisis with Saudi Arabia
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The Lebanese Minister of Information announced, Friday, December 3, its resignation one month after the words criticizing the Yemen war that caused a diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States. Georges Kordahi said he is hoped that his decision will avoid retaliation against Lebanese working in the Gulf Monarchies.
with our correspondent in Beirut, Paul Khalifeh
The now former Lebanese Minister Georges Kordahi has clearly said it at a press conference Friday: His resignation responds to a wish expressed by France to allow To President Emmanuel Macron, whose diplomatic tour leads him to Riyadh, to start a dialogue on Lebanon with the heir of the Saudi throne, Mohammad Ben Salman.
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The Lebanese Minister of Information explained that this wish was sent to him by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, whom he met three days ago.
Video: Lebanon: The Minister of Information George Kordahi resigns to calm the diplomatic crisis with the countries of the Gulf (France 24)Dignity
This former animator-star, who did the Essential from his career in Saudi television channels,, on behalf of national dignity and sovereignty. And this despite the pressures of Riyadh and part of the Lebanese political class.
supported by Hezbollah and its allies within the government, he demanded warrantiescrisis.
It finally left without having obtained these guarantees. Only a promise that Lebanon will be on the menu of discussions between Emmanuel Macron and Saudi leaders.
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in a television interview, registered in early August, a month before its appointment to the Government, Georges Kordahi had described as "absurd" the Yemen war. His remarks provoked the anger of Saudi Arabia,and expelled that of Lebanon to Riyadh.
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