French FM to head to Beirut next week for crisis talks

Le Drian will travel to Lebanon May 5-6 to hold meetings with President and parliament speaker.

PARIS - France's foreign minister will travel to Lebanon next week to discuss the political crisis with senior officials, two sources aware of the matter said on Friday.

The two sources said he would travel on May 5 and hold meetings on May 6. Jean-Yves Le Drian has made requests for meetings, including with the president and speaker of the parliament, according to a note sent by the embassy.