France–Lebanon relations are the international relations between Lebanon and France. France, the former colonial power, enjoys friendly relations with Lebanon and has often provided support to the Lebanese.French is widely spoken fluently throughout Lebanon and is taught as well as used as a medium of education in many Lebanese schools.
In 2007, French President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered ties with Syria to be suspended until proof Damascus was not interfering in the Lebanese political crisis was established. A week after Sarkozy's statement in Cairo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem announced Syria was ceasing their ties with France. "Syria has decided to cease cooperation with France on the Lebanese crisis" said Mouallem. In July 2008, France and Syria decided to open embassies in each other's countries.
In April 2009, French and Lebanese officials approved the framework of a security agreement that besides improving bilateral relations include drugs and arms trafficking, illegal immigration and cyber-crime.