Lebanon's Aoun, UK's Johnson discuss humanitarian aid after deadly Beirut explosions

A partial view of the devastated Beirut port is pictured from the nearby neighbourhood of Mar Mikaehl on August 6, 2020, two days after a massive blast there shook the Lebanese capital. (AFP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Saturday discussed Lebanon’s urgent humanitarian, medical and reconstruction needs following Tuesday’s devastating blast at Beirut port.

“President Aoun thanked the UK for the support provided to date, including the release of 5 million pounds ($6.5 million) in emergency funding and deployment of HMS Enterprise,” Johnson’s office said in a statement.

“With Lebanon facing threats from a financial crisis, coronavirus and the effects of this tragic blast, they agreed to work with international partners to ensure the country’s long-term recovery and rehabilitation.

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Last Update: Saturday, 08 August 2020 KSA 14:16 - GMT 11:16