Germany: «Lebanon is not a toy in others' hands» — Lebanese FM meets Gabriel in Berlin

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed concern over the destabilation of Lebanon following the resignation of their Prime Minister Saad Hariri last week, in Berlin, on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference alongside his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil, Gabriel voiced concern that, «Once again — it will manifest in bloody conflicts, both in Lebanon and between Lebanon and its... Еще neighbors.» He stressed, «We expect that Prime Minister Hariri can come back to Beirut,» welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to Prime Minister Hariri to come to Paris. For his part, Hariri said he appreciated Germany's support and recognising «the importance of not manipulating and intervening in Lebanon’s affairs as well as not weakening the sovereignty of Lebanon and also avoiding destabilising the country.» He went on to say, «Lebanon is not a toy in others' hands.» Gabriel stated that both Lebanon and Jordan require economic supported, having taken in a large of refugees due to the Syrian, as well as traditional trade routes with Syria and Iraq coming to halt.

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