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Cablegate: French Attendance at March 14 Conference in Beirut

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV FR LE
SUBJECT: FRENCH ATTENDANCE AT MARCH 14 CONFERENCE IN BEIRUT

REF: STATE 24262

(SBU) In response to reftel message, French MFA Lebanon desk
officer Thierry Vallat said March 11 that France's chief of
mission in Beirut, Andre Parant, had been invited to the
March 14 conference. He stated that Parant was still
consulting with other EU chiefs of mission as to whether he
would attend himself or send someone else to represent the
French embassy. Vallat stressed, however, that Parant or
someone else from the French embassy would attend. He
further indicated that Paris has no intention to send anyone
else to Beirut for the conference.

Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm


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