French President Emmanuel Macron announced Friday the formation of a trilateral group with the United States and the Israeli entity to push forward a roadmap presented by Paris earlier this year to defuse the escalation in southern Lebanon.

"With the United States we agreed on the principle of a trilateral contact group, Israel, the United States and France to advance on the roadmap that we proposed and we will do the same with the Lebanese authorities," Macron tells reporters on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Rome.

France has been trying since January to ease the tensions in southern Lebanon
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