Hariri attends Lebanese National Day

IRNA – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Lebanese Independence Day held in Beirut on Wednesday.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Pariament Speaker Nabih Berri also took part in the event.

Lebanese Independence Day is the National Day of Lebanon celebrated on November 22 in commemoration of the end of the French Mandate over Lebanon in 1943, after 23 years of Mandate rule.

Hariri announced his resignation from premiership on Nov 4 from Riyadh in an unexpected move, but the Lebanese President Michel Aoun didn’t accept his resignation and urged him to return to Lebanon to detail on it.

Hariri left Riyadh for Paris on Saturday.

Most Lebanese, including the president, believe that Hariri and his family were in custody in Saudi Arabia and he has been coerced to resign. Some high-rank authorities, like German ones, and international media believe the same thing.

With French President Emanuel Macron and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian’s mediation and international pressure, the Saudis let Hariri and his wife leave for Paris.