Berri: Lebanon yet to receive French paper, Hochstein hasn't requested meeting


The Lebanese side is yet to receive a French paper proposing a solution for the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, knowing that it was supposed to receive it two days prior to French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné’s weekend visit to Lebanon, Speaker Nabih Berri said overnight.

“When I asked Séjourné why the French paper had not been sent, he said that we would receive it within hours and we agreed that we would study it once it arrives,” Berri told al-Jadeed TV.

“Séjourné did not mention the separation of fronts and I reiterated to him that when the war on Gaza stops, the front in Lebanon will be deactivated,” the Speaker added.

Informed French sources later told al-Jadeed that "the amended French paper will be delivered to Lebanese officials today (Monday) or tomorrow."

Separately, Berri said that U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein, who was reportedly in Israel in recent days, “has not requested an appointment and has not said that he would visit Lebanon.”

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