Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nouhad Mashnouk praised on Wednesday the “positive, balanced, and moderate role of the French foreign policy dealing with regional issues and dossiers.”

Mashnouk’s words came before French Ambassador to Lebanon, Bruno Foucher, with whom he tackled the most recent developments in Lebanon and the region, as well as preparations underway for Rome II conference in support the Lebanese Army and Internal Security Forces.

Mashnouk also briefed the French diplomat on the Interior and Municipalities Ministry’s readiness to hold legislative elections on their set date “by means of intensifying and activating the logistical, administrative, and technical preparations despite their complications and the delay in the practical approval of the electoral budget.”

The Minister stressed herein the importance of having Lebanese expatriates take part in the electoral process.

Separately, Mashnouk met with Minister of Tourism, Avedis Guidanian, who visited him in the company of MP Agop Pakradounian. Talks reportedly focused on the most recent political developments at the domestic scene.

Source: National News Agency