French President Nicolas Sarkozy will visitLebanon on Saturday to meet his newly elected counterpart Michel Sleiman and French UN peacekeeping troops, a Lebanese government official said.
The official said on Monday that Sarkozy will meet Sleiman as well as Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and parliament speaker Nabih Berri.
He will then head to southern Lebanon to meet the French contingent of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and is also due to meet members of the French community in Lebanon.
Sarkozy will be the first Western head of state to meet Sleiman since the former army chief was elected Lebanese president on May 25 following a Qatari-brokered deal to end an 18-month political crisis.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Haziran 2008, 16:09