Two more Egyptian aid planes sent to Lebanon
Saturday، 15 August 2020 - 05:11 PM
The Egyptian airlift’s fifth and sixth aid-laden planes arrived on Saturday at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.
The 14-ton assistance carried by each plane was sent in line with directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to support Lebanon after a recent massive Beirut blast which left behind about 6,000 people injured.
The first stage of the airlift included sending four aircraft which carried foodstuff, especially flour to help Lebanese bakeries to go on after Lebanon lost its strategic stock of wheat and flour.
The second stage includes sending 12 planes with 220 tons of assistance.
The Egyptian leadership has given directives to continue sending aid and medics to back Lebanon.
Egypt will also send via sea construction materials to help in the reconstruction efforts in Beirut.