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France's Macron returns to Beirut to press for reforms

2020-09-01 09:17:34       source:The Aljazeera

September 1, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Lebanon for his second visit since a massive explosion at the capital's port earlier this month shook the country and renewed persistent calls for political change.

His arrival in Beirut on Monday evening for a two-day visit came hours after Lebanese leaders named diplomat Mustapha Adib as the new prime minister-designate, tasking him with forming a government in the wake of the previous administration's resignation following the August 4 explosion.

The explosion that ripped through Beirut killed at least 190 people, wounded thousands and caused widespread damage that left hundreds of thousands of people without a home.

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