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

DUBAI—French President Emmanuel Macron said Saudi Arabia’s crown prince had agreed to re-engage with Lebanon immediately after Riyadh lower ties with its neighbor, in the initial journey by a important Western leader to the kingdom considering the fact that the 2018 killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Lebanon’s economic disaster deepened last month immediately after Saudi Arabia banned the country’s imports and expelled its ambassador, citing irritation around the position that Hezbollah, an ally of Saudi rival Iran, performs in Lebanese politics. Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi—whose remarks about the Saudi-led war in Yemen sparked that row—resigned ahead of Mr. Macron’s journey, declaring he hoped undertaking so would solve the disaster.