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FRANCE - JULY 12: Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, Qatari Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, French President Nicolas Sarkozy And Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Attend A Press Conference At The Elysee Palace On The Eve Of Paris, In Paris, France On July 12, 2008 - Lebanese president Michel Sleiman, Qatari Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad attend a press conference at the Elysee Palace on July 12, 2008 in Paris, on the eve of the Paris summit of the Mediterranean countries - Leaders from some 40 countries -- rich and poor, foes and friends -- meet in Paris on Sunday to launch the Union for the Mediterranean, a flagship project of Nicolas Sarkozy - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. (Photo by Pool BENAINOUS/HOUNSFIELD/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

FRANCE - JULY 12:  Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, Qatari Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, French President Nicolas Sarkozy And Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Attend A Press Conference At The Elysee Palace On The Eve Of Paris, In Paris, France On July 12, 2008 - Lebanese president Michel Sleiman, Qatari Emir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad attend a press conference at the Elysee Palace on July 12, 2008 in Paris, on the eve of the Paris summit of the Mediterranean countries - Leaders from some 40 countries -- rich and poor, foes and friends -- meet in Paris on Sunday to launch the Union for the Mediterranean, a flagship project of Nicolas Sarkozy - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.  (Photo by Pool BENAINOUS/HOUNSFIELD/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)