"He will come to France and the prince has been informed," reported CNN, quoting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, referring to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who held talks with the Foreign Minister.
The statements were made in a joint press conference with Le Drian's Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, indicating that France has played a key role in defusing tensions in the Middle East and played a key role mediating Lebanon's latest political crisis.
Hariri unexpectedly resigned in a televised address from Riyadh and said that he feared for his life on November 4.
He has not returned to Lebanon since then.
According to reports, the Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to accept his resignation before he returns.
On Wednesday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun for the first time publicly accused the Saudi authorities of holding him, saying "nothing justified" his absence.