Egyptian amb.: we stand by Lebanon in its ordeal
Friday، 07 August 2020 - 10:36 PM
Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Yasser Elwi affirmed Egypt’s keenness to stand by Lebanon and its people in the ordeal befalling it due to the massive deadly explosion that jolted the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday leaving hundreds of people dead and injured and causing extensive damage to many parts of the city.
In statements he gave after his meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, he highlighted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's desire to support Lebanon during the current hard times, citing the airlift he ordered to deliver emergency relief and humanitarian aid to Beirut.
On Thursday the ambassador told MENA as the first Egyptian aircraft of the relief airlift landed at Beirut airport that the Egyptian aid, which would consecutively arrive in Lebanon, is set to include planeloads of medications, medical supplies, medical teams, foodstuffs, in addition to large contributions in the field of building and reconstruction.
The Egyptian plane that arrived Thursday was loaded with some 9 tons of medications and medical supplies, he said.
The second phase of the airlift will include 20 tons of foodstuffs, particularly wheat with the aim of compensating for what has been lost of Lebanon’s strategic reserve, he added.