Sarkozy meets Hariri ahead of Mideast trip

January 2, 2009 14:34

A Lebanese politician says he expects French President Nicolas Sarkozy will use his trip next week to the Middle East to try to end the crisis in Gaza. Saad Hariri, head of the anti-Syrian majority in Lebanon's parliament, met with Sarkozy in Paris on Friday morning. Sarkozy travels Monday and Tuesday to Egypt, Israel, Syria and Lebanon, and also will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Hariri said that Sarkozy "will speak to everyone to try to stop what is happening in Gaza."

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