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Minister Jean-Yves: Saudi Arabia

minister jean-yves: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to meet with Hariri and Saudi officials, according to CBC. France, Lebanon's onetime colonial ruler, has been trying to mediate in the crisis, and Macron paid a surprise visit to Saudi Arabia last week. Macron's office said in a statement Wednesday that he made the decision after speaking to Hariri and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Hariri's family has longtime connections to France. Lebanon again at mercy of Saudi-Iran rivalry Saudi's young crown prince moves to secure power Macron, speaking to reporters Wednesday during a climate meeting in Germany, stressed he's not offering Hariri exile, but wants him to come to France for a while to help calm tensions in Lebanon and dispel fears that he is a Saudi prisoner. After speaking with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the president has invited Saad al-Hariri and his family to France, the Elys e said in a statement. ( As reported in the news.