US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Paris today, Friday (8/12), the US State Department said in a statement on Thursday (7/12).
The two will meet on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers of the International Lebanese Support Group, consisting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Hariri withdrew his resignation on Tuesday, ending a crisis that arose after he announced his resignation while in Saudi Arabia.
The Lebanese coalition government that includes Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah clans affirms the policy of not engaging in political conflicts in Arab countries.
According to a statement by the US Foreign Ministry, Tillerson will encourage the Lebanese government and other countries to act aggressively in restricting Hezbollah's activities that lead to instability in the region. [ds]