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France–Lebanon relations

Lebanese-French relations
Map indicating locations of Lebanon and France

Lebanon

France

France–Lebanon relations are the international relations between the Lebanese Republic and the French Republic. France, the former colonial power, enjoys friendly relations with Lebanon and has often provided support to the Lebanese.[1][2] French is widely spoken fluently throughout Lebanon and is taught as well as used as a medium of education in many Lebanese schools.

Contents

  • Economic relations 1
  • Political 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6

Economic relations

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, France has played an active role in the reconstruction of Lebanon. France also played a major role in rebuilding after Lebanon's 2006 war with Israel.[3]

Political

In 2007, French President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered ties with Syria to be suspended until proof Damascus was not interfering in the Lebanese political crisis was established.[4] A week after Sarkozy's statement in Cairo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem announced Syria was ceasing their ties with France.[5] "Syria has decided to cease cooperation with France on the Lebanese crisis" said Mouallem. In July 2008, France and Syria decided to open embassies in each other's countries.[6]

In April 2009, French and Lebanese officials approved the framework of a security agreement that besides improving bilateral relations include drugs and arms trafficking, illegal immigration and cyber-crime.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ France takes lead role on Lebanon - BBC News
  2. ^ French nearly fired at Israelis - BBC News
  3. ^ Chirac drives Lebanon aid effort
  4. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/939786.html
  5. ^ http://yalibnan.com/archives/2008/01/france_and_syri.php
  6. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5362069
  7. ^ http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&EF2C7465E938FE4BC225759E00525C9C

Bibliography

  • Marc Baronnet, Les relations franco-libanaises, 1997, published in 2008 by Lulu.com, ISBN 978-1-84799-670-1.

External links

  • (Arabic) (French) Relations Franco-Libanaises sur le site du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et des Émigrants
  • (French) Page sur le Liban sur le site FRANCE diplomatie
  • (English) History of France-Lebanon
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