VOA: Hariri: My Stay in Saudi Arabia Was to Discuss Lebanon's Future17 November 2017 | 20:14 | FOCUS News Agency
"My stay in the kingdom is aimed at conducting consultations on the future of Lebanon and its relations with its Arab neighbors," he wrote on Twitter ahead of his trip to France.
Hariri went on to say that any other information about his stay in Riyadh, his departure from Lebanon, or his family are "just rumors."
Hariri has been in Saudi Arabia since announcing his resignation earlier this month, prompting questions about whether he was being held there and leading Lebanese President Michel Aoun to declare Hariri was being detained.
Aoun has said he will not formally accept Hariri's resignation until he returns to Lebanon.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday rejected as "baseless" allegations that Saudi Arabia was detaining Hariri and said it is up to him to decide when to leave.
Hariri has accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to travel to France in the coming days.
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