Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with several Lebanese officials as part of his visit along with his wife, singer Carla Bruni, who will be performing at the Beiteddine Festival.
Sarkozy held talks with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace on Monday. During the meeting, the ex-president expressed confidence in the Lebanese, saying that they would overcome all hardships.
For his part, Aoun hailed the importance of safeguarding the historical ties that bind Lebanon and France together.
The two men discussed the latest developments in Lebanon and the region, as well as bilateral ties between the two countries.
Sarkozy also met over dinner on Sunday with both Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat.