Macron will organise the conference on August 4 with the help of the United Nations

PARIS (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron will host a new international conference on Lebanon next month on the first anniversary of the Beirut port explosion, after premier designate Saad Hariri gave up trying to form a government, the foreign ministry announced Friday.

Macron will organise the conference on August 4 with the help of the United Nations, "to respond to the needs of the Lebenese whose situation is deteriorating every day," it said in a statement.