Scoop: Macron sent aide to lobby Palestinians over Trump peace plan
Macron and Abbas in Paris in July. Photo: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

French President Emanuel Macron sent his deputy national security adviser Aurélien Lechevallier for a secret visit in Ramallah earlier this week to convey reassuring messages to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, French and Palestinian officials told me.

Their main message was that the Palestinians must give a chance to the Trump peace plan, which could be unveiled in the coming months.