Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nabih Berri, received in Ain El Tineh the Director of the Department of North Africa and the Middle East at the French Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Christophe Farnaud, accompanied by French Ambassador to Lebanon Bruno Foucher.

The Speaker reviewed with the French envoy the Lebanese situation in all its aspects, stressing the need to find a quick solution, pointing out that France is committed to Lebanon's assistance and to supporting it in various fields, including "Cedre 1".

Conferees also discussed the start of oil exploration in Bloc 4 before the end of the year, and the need to start working on Bloc 9 before the end of 2020. Farnaud promised to covey this desire to the management of the company "Total".

Separately, Berri met Egyptian Ambassador Nazih al-Najari and discussed with him the general situation, and means to promote bilateral relations.

Source: National News Agency