The Lebanese Forces leader, Samir Geagea, met on Tuesday with the French Ambassador to Lebanon, Hervé Magro, in Meerab.

The two parties discussed the various developments in the country and the region, especially the war in Gaza. They also tackled the escalation in southern Lebanon, the danger of sliding towards war and the international efforts to spare Lebanon from this increasingly imminent danger.

They also addressed the presidential file and the French envoy’s tour, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to the concerned Arab countries and coordination with the Quintet Committee, including the timing of his return to Lebanon.

On that note, Geagea emphasized that the solution lies in holding consecutive sessions until the election of a new president for the country. Otherwise, “the vacuum will remain dominant, given the other side’s obstinacy and insistence on having its candidate take the presidency or continue to obstruct the process,” he said.

The meeting was held in the presence of the French political advisors Quentin Jeantet and Romain Calvary. The meeting was also attended by the former Minister of Foreign Relations, Richard Kouyoumjian, and Tony Darwish from the delegation.