France will not let Lebanon down, a source close to French president Emmanuel Macron told Reuters on Saturday, following the decision of Lebanese prime minister-designate to quit after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, Reuters reported.

“Lebanon’s Adib stepping down amounts to a ‘collective betrayal’ by Lebanese political parties,” the source said. The source also said Macron would make a statement at a later stage.

As reported earlier, Mustapha Adib on Saturday announced that he was stepping down as prime minister-designate of Lebanon.