November 18, 2017 / 9:16 AM / 5 months ago

Hariri tells Lebanese president will be in Lebanon Wednesday: Aoun

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, told President Michel Aoun in a phone call he would be in Lebanon on Wednesday for Independence Day celebrations, Aoun said on Twitter on Saturday.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gestures as he talks at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon August 10, 2017. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/Files

Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday with his wife from Riyadh, where he has been since he announced his resignation on Nov. 4. He is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron later on Saturday.

Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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