President Emmanuel Macron held talks with saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman in Riyadh as the French leader began an unscheduled visit to the Kingdom.

Macron, on his debut visit to the Middle East, flew in from a tour of the United Arab Emirates for his first face-to-face talks with crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Ahead of Saudi visit, Macron had said he will stress the importance of stability in Lebanon.

This comes after Lebanese PM Saad Hariri resigned on saturday while in Riyadh, saying he feared for his life.

This prompted suspicions that hariri was pressured by the Saudis to resign.

Macron also said he would discuss the crisis in Yemen with Saudi Leaders, after the Saudi-led coalition shut all aid routes to the war-torn nation.

The blockade was imposed on monday after a missile was fired from yemen at riyadh. The missile was reportedly intercepted near the Saudi Capital.

Saudi Arabia has blamed the Iranian-backed lebanese militant group Hezbollah for the attack