The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, this Monday expressed his “total solidarity” with the Lebanese people following the “shocking” explosions that took place a week ago in the port of Beirut, in which more than 200 people were killed 7,000 people were killed and injured and has asked the international community to be part of what happened.
With a statement from his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, Guterres wanted to express his condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased and to wish the thousands of injured a speedy recovery.
“The explosion came at a difficult time for Lebanon, which was already facing economic difficulties and the effects of the coronavirus.” The United Nations system will continue to assist the country in all possible ways in this emergency. ” Has underlined.
The Secretary General regretted that “the economic and social repercussions” of the events “will be felt for some time to come”, but also wanted to emphasize the “rapid response” and the “broad scope” of the measures taken by the United Nations. United tries to help on site immediately.