Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault that his country has no positions as for the presidential elections in Lebanon, al-Akhbar daily reported on Friday.

Replying to a question about the series of presidency meetings carried out by al-Mustaqbal Movement ex-PM Saad Hariri to help solve the impasse, al-Jubeir told Ayrault: “Saudi Arabia is not concerned with the steps taken by Hariri. Lebanon is Hariri’s country and he is free with his choices. Besides, we will not be concerned when problems start emerging with Aoun,” diplomatic sources quoted al-Jubeir as saying.

The meeting between the two men came at the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York late last month.

Jubeir’s comments show that the presidential impasse in Lebanon is not a priority for the kingdom, having its hands full with the situation in Yemen, according to the daily.

Media reports said that Paris is in the process of moving its diplomatic efforts to keep up with the new presidential movement assumed by Hariri, mainly with Tehran.

The reports noted that contacts were held previously between Tehran and Paris demanding the facilitation of the presidential elections.

Source : Al Nahar