14 May, 2008
The issue of Lebanon was expected to be discussed at the “informal working dinner” on Tuesday night, attended by eleven European foreign ministers, invited by French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, in light of the French EU presidency starting on July 1.
Attending the dinner is also Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.
Regarding the issue of Lebanon, at a press conference that preceded the dinner, the French foreign minister said that although he has received a mandate by President Nicolas Sarkozy to start anew a tour and visit all the protagonists, nevertheless, he will wait so as not to obstruct the efforts of the Arab League.
He said that on Monday he took part in a “gigantic telephone communications” between the foreign ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Lebanon and members of the Arab League.
Source: Athens News Agency