France's Le Drian urges EU to help steady Lebanon

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian addresses a news conference before the start of the Sahel Coalition conference in Berlin

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday he had asked his EU counterparts to consider ways to help Lebanon, which is facing its worst economic crisis in decades.

"France wishes that we discuss the Lebanon question," Le Drian said as he arrived at a meeting of EU foreign ministers. "The country is drifting away, divided ... when a country collapses, Europe must be ready," he said, expressing frustration at failed efforts to form a government.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alison Williams)