French President Macron arrives in Beirut for his second visit since blast

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at Beirut International airport, Lebanon, on August 31, 2020. (Reuters)

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beirut on Monday for his second visit since a deadly explosion on August 4 shook the nation and fuelled a drive for political change.

Macron, who first flew to Beirut only two days after the blast, arrived at 9 pm (1800 GMT) for a two-day visit that will include a ceremony marking the centenary of Greater Lebanon.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 01 September 2020 KSA 23:26 - GMT 20:26