Big surprise on social networks. Not crying, French President Emmanuel Macron surprised many when he posted on his Facebook wall and his Twitter page, a message written in Arabic.
While the French president expressed his desire to strengthen Franco-Lebanese cooperation, Internet users have not failed to express their astonishment, some even believe that the accounts of the president have been hacked.
Here is the text put online and translated in Arabic by the Community Manager of the French president:
“France is acting for a stable and independent Lebanon, I had talks with President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri, and we hope for the rapid designation of a government in Beirut to strengthen our cooperation”.
Provoking hilarity and a good-natured atmosphere among Internet users, the posts in questions show in a more serious register, an attempt by the French presidency to take a diplomatic step towards the Arab world.
تعمل فرنسا على ضمان استقرار لبنان واستقلاله. أجريت محادثات مع رئيس الجمهورية السيد ميشال عون ورئيس الوزراء السيد سعد الحريري، ونأمل تشكيل حكومة لبنانية في أقرب وقت من أجل تعزيز التعاون بين البلدين.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 20, 2018