Syria, Saudi Arabia hail Lebanon deal in reached Doha
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, whose country backs Lebanon's opposition, told AFP on Wednesday that Damascus supports the agreement reached between rival Lebanese leaders in Qatar.
Reports in the Arabic press suggested that Saudi Arabia, which supported the coalition, backed the Lebanon agreement in Doha.
Meanwhile, France on Wednesday also praised the agreement in Qatar saying it was an "essential step" to returning the country to "unity, stability and independence." In a statement in which he recalled his own mediation efforts, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said it now was up to "all Lebanese" to strive for national reconciliation.
The agreement is "an essential step in fully restoring the unity, stability and independence of Lebanon," the French statement said.