France’s Macron Secures Saudi Pledge to Re-Engage With Lebanon

DUBAI—French President Emmanuel Macron claimed Saudi Arabia’s crown prince had agreed to re-engage with Lebanon just after Riyadh minimize ties with its neighbor, in the initially trip by a significant Western leader to the kingdom given that the 2018 killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Lebanon’s economic disaster deepened last month just after Saudi Arabia banned the country’s imports and expelled its ambassador, citing stress more than the part that Hezbollah, an ally of Saudi rival Iran, plays in Lebanese politics. Lebanese Info Minister George Kordahi—whose remarks about the Saudi-led war in Yemen sparked that row—resigned forward of Mr. Macron’s vacation, indicating he hoped doing so would take care of the disaster.