French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon on Thursday to mobilize international aid to the country after Tuesday afternoon explosions in Beirut port, which left more than 100 dead and around 4,000 injured.
Macron will move to Beirut to “meet with political actors”, including his counterpart Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hasan Diab, according to Elysees sources quoted by Le Figaro.
Macron expressed his “brotherly solidarity with the Lebanese” on Tuesday and stressed that “France is always next to Lebanon”. Already this Wednesday he announced via Twitter that civil protection specialists and “tons of medical equipment” will arrive “as soon as possible” in the Arab nation.
At present, the announced French aid consists of ten emergency doctors, 55 first aiders and a mobile clinic with a capacity of 500 people. In addition, the French troops that are part of the UN mission in Lebanon, UNIFIL, have already joined the bailouts.