Kuwait will rebuild the national wheat silos in the port of Beirut, in a gesture of solidarity and brotherhood with Lebanon and its people, according to Lebanon’s state news agency NNA.
This was announced on Saturday by the Abdel-Aal Al-Qenaei, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Lebanon, the agency reported
An aerial view taken on August 9, 2020, shows a general view of the port of Beirut. (Reuters)
“Kuwait has committed $41 million to help Lebanon, including $30 million in prior commitments and $11 million in relief, medical and food aid. Kuwait has never been late in supporting every international effort to extend a helping hand to brotherly Lebanon.”
A general view shows the damaged grain silo following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon. (Reuters)
The Ambassador said as part of the air bridge, the first plane arrived carrying medical, relief, hospital and food aid from Kuwait. “So far, 18 Kuwait planes have transported approximately 800 tons of aid, and God willing, the aid will continue as much as possible,” the Kuwaiti diplomat said.
“We wish the injured a speedy recovery and we say to you: Kuwait is always by your side,” he added.