France will have no more contact with Syria until Damascus shows its willingness to let Lebanon end its current political deadlock and elect a new president, President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Sunday. France "will have no more contact with Syria ... until we have proof of Syrian willingness to let Lebanon appoint a president by consensus," Sarkozy told journalists following talks in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
France "wants a president for Lebanon," Sarkozy said, according to AFP.
The election of a president in Lebanon has been delayed 11 times by the pro-Syrian Speaker Nabih Berri. Lebanon has been without a president since November 23.