Five-nation group on Lebanon to meet Monday in Doha


The five-nation group on Lebanon, which comprises the U.S., France, KSA, Qatar and Egypt, will meet Monday in Doha, media reports said.

French envoy Jean Yves Le Drian, Ambassador of France to Qatar Jean-Baptiste Faivre, a representative of U.S. diplomat Barbara Leaf, Saudi royal envoy Nizar al-Aloula and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Boukhari will attend the meeting, ad-Diyar newspaper reported Wednesday.

It added that France will be in contact with Iran regarding the meeting's developments.

"Monday's meeting is pivotal," MP Marwan Hmadeh said. He added that Le Drian will carry the group's ideas, "and not a purely French proposal" as he returns to Lebanon in mid-July.

Meanwhile, al-Jadeed reported that the meeting will mainly discuss the chances of success of a third-man solution through an internationally sponsored consensual dialogue.

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