Le Pen in Lebanon holds first head of state meeting

France’s far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Monday met a foreign head of state for the first time, holding talks in Beirut with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun. “We discussed the long and fruitful friendship between our two countries,” the National Front (FN) leader said after her 30-minute encounter at the presidential palace in the hilltop suburb of Baabda with Aoun, the Middle East’s only Christian president. Le Pen, who is leading polls of voters’ intentions for the first round of France’s presidential election on April 23, said they also discussed the refugee crisis in Lebanon, where more than one million Syrians have fled their country’s conflict and now make up one in four of the population.

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