Lebanese PM voices support for Paris conference on Mideast peace
Visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Friday he supported French President Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to host a conference on the Middle East peace in Paris.
After meeting with Sarkozy at Elysee Palace, the 39-year-old Lebanese leader praised France's position on the Middle East peace process and said the idea of holding a Mideast conference was favorable, Xinhua reported.
Sarkozy offered to host a meeting by all concerned parties to discuss the Middle East peace when meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in November.
Sarkzoy has held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah in Paris, and talked with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas by telephone.
Hariri, who arrived here Wednesday on a three-day visit, also met with his French counterpart Francois Fillon.
The two nations signed six cooperation agreements on security, justice, social affairs, training of management and research.