French foreign minister to meet in Israel with families of citizens held hostage in Gaza

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne, center, arrives to meet Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. Sejourne arrived in Beirut earlier in the day on an official visit to discuss the situation in the Middle East and tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne, center, arrives to meet Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. Sejourne arrived in Beirut earlier in the day on an official visit to discuss the situation in the Middle East and tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné is expected to land in Israel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., ahead of meetings with FM Israel Katz, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, war cabinet minister Benny Gantz and National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi in Jerusalem.

Séjourné is then scheduled to head to Tel Aviv to meet with families of French hostages held in Gaza, and inaugurate France’s new consulate general in Tel Aviv.

Séjourné is to fly out Wednesday morning.

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