May 23, 2018 / 10:50 AM / in 3 months

French PM cancels Middle East trip, cites diary reasons

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel, an official at his office said on Wednesday, adding that the reason was domestic policy matters to be tended to in the coming days.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe leaves a press conference with Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet (not pictured) to present a proposed constitutional bill that the government aims to modernize the French democracy, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 9, 2018. Francois Mori/Pool via Reuters

Philippe had been planning to go at the end of May to Israel and the Palestinian territories, a French diplomatic source added.

Reporting By Brian Love; editing by Luke Baker

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