After his meeting with her, Macron said that his favourite Fairouz song is Li Beirut, a piece that is considered a rallying cry for many Lebanese people.
“I love you Lebanon my country,” the song opens. “They said what goes on in the land of festivals, strewn as it is with fire and dynamite? / I said our land is being reborn / The Lebanon of dignity and a people that perseveres / How could I help loving you? / Even in your madness I love you.”