France offers Lebanon assistance after Beirut explosions

A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on July 23, 2020 shows French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian and Lebanon’s PM Hassan Diab (R) at the governmental palace in Beirut. (AFP)

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday that France stood “alongside Lebanon” and was ready to help it after the powerful explosions that rocked Beirut.

“France stands and will always stand by the side of Lebanon and the Lebanese. It is ready to provide assistance according to the needs expressed by the Lebanese authorities,” he said in a tweet.

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French President Emmanuel Macron said French aid and resources were being sent to Lebanon.

Two enormous explosions rocked Beirut’s port on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding thousands.

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