Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron agree to work together for Beirut

Updated: 09 August, 2020 08:05 IST | Agencies | Washington

They agreed to work together with international partners to provide immediate aid to the Lebanese people, the statement added

A man stands amid the rubble inside his Beirut office. Pic/AFP
A man stands amid the rubble inside his Beirut office. Pic/AFP

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have agreed to send immediate aid to Lebanon in the wake of the two deadly blasts in capital Beirut which killed over 150 people.

In a phone call on Friday, the two leaders "expressed their deep sadness over the loss of life and devastation in Beirut". They agreed to work together with international partners to provide immediate aid to the Lebanese people, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Macron said that France would send more medical equipment in the coming days. During his trip to Beirut on Thursday, he also announced that France would organise an international aid conference to raise funds for emergency relief.

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First Published: 09 August, 2020 07:30 IST

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