Saad Hariri tells President Aoun he’ll be in Lebanon

Beirut (Web Desk): President Michel Aoun has received a telephone call from Prime Minister Saad Hariri after his arrival in Paris, Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.

Hariri informed him that he will take part in Independence Day celebrations in Beirut next week.

Lebanon will mark Independence Day on Wednesday and there have been concerns about whether Hariri will attend the annual celebrations. The ceremony is usually headed by the president, prime minister and parliament speaker.

It is the first official comment on when Hariri is likely to be back in Beirut since his Nov. 4 resignation through a broadcast on a Saudi-owned TV station from Saudi Arabia.

NNA quoted a presidential statement saying that Hariri informed the president that he arrived in Paris with his wife earlier Saturday.

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