Report: Emmanuel Bonne to be Appointed French Ambassador to Beirutإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius decided to appoint one of the Elysee Palace advisers as ambassador to Beirut, pan-Arab daily al-Hayat reported on Wednesday.
Informed sources told al-Hayat that the diplomat is Emmanuel Bonne, Hollande's adviser for North Africa, the Middle East and the United Nations.
Bonne will head the mission in Beirut next summer after Ambassador Patrice Paoli's term expires, the sources said.
Bonne last visited Beirut in January 2014 for talks with Lebanese officials.