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Qatar will help rebuild Lebanon: FM

Aug 26

Qatar will help rebuild Lebanon: FM

President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun thanked His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for his support of Lebanon at all times. The Lebanese president also appreciated the prompt response of Qatar to provide immediate relief to Lebanon after the Beirut port explosion.
This came as the Lebanese president met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Beirut on Tuesday.
The FM conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the Lebanese president, and HH the Amir’s wishes of further progress and prosperity for the Lebanese people.
The FM conveyed the condolences of HH the Amir to the Lebanese president on the victims of the Beirut port explosion explosion, and HH the Amir’s wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.
The Lebanese president entrusted the FM to convey his greetings to HH the Amir, wishing HH the Amir health and happiness and the people of Qatar more progress, development and prosperity.
The FM said Qatar is committed to stand by the brotherly Lebanese people in the reconstruction phase, support efforts to overcome the humanitarian catastrophe and continue support in facing the economic crisis which has been aggravated due to coronavirus pandemic.
He said Lebanon is going through a critical time, and that his visit is to convey the condolences of Qatar to the Lebanese people, and to wish a speedy recovery for the injured in the Beirut port explosion.
“HH the Amir’s directives are clear to study the projects affected by the explosion, and we are about to complete a study on rebuilding public schools in partnership with UNICEF, and re-building some damaged hospitals in Lebanon,” he added.
The FM confirmed that Qatar had already a plan to help the Lebanese people overcome the economic crisis before the explosion took place.
Qatar has views that will be discussed with the Lebanese government, he added.
The FM said there is no doubt that there is a need for political and social stability in Lebanon, that is necessary to usher in reform.
He hoped that all political and social forces in Lebanon will put the interest of the Lebanese people at the centre of the reforms, and will realise that the reforms stem from the needs of the Lebanese people, and not under any external pressures.