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French aid dispatched, Macron to visit Beirut

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 5, 2020
French aid and resources were sent to Lebanon to help it recover from the deadly explosion that killed dozens, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Emmanuel Macron
French President   Emmanuel Macron
“I express my fraternal solidarity with the Lebanese after the explosion that claimed so many victims and damaged so much this evening in Beirut,” Macron tweeted.

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“France stands alongside Lebanon. Always. French aid and resources are being dispatched to the site.”

Macron will travel to Beirut Thursday to "meet all political actors" following the blasts that devastated the Lebanese capital Beirut, the French presidency said.

Macron will meet his counterpart Michel Aoun, whom he called late Tuesday, as well as Prime Minister Hassan Diab, the Elysee announced.