The two consecutive explosions in Lebanon, which have so far killed at least 50 people dead and 2,750 injured, caused a rain of support reactions in the political world French. Emmanuel Macron has already announced the sending "relief and means the French" place. "I express my fraternal solidarity with the Lebanese people after the explosion that claimed so many victims and the damage this evening in Beirut," said the president of the Republic on Twitter. The head of State also called on his counterpart, lebanese, Michel Aoun, to express " his support ".
I express my fraternal solidarity with the Lebanese people after the explosion that claimed so many victims and the damage this evening in Beirut. France stands alongside Lebanon. Always. Relief and means the French are in transit on the spot.— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) August 4, 2020
Shortly beforehand, the minister of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, who visited the lebanese capital on the 25th of July last, and was assured that the France was " to the sides of Lebanon ". "France stands and will always keep to the sides of Lebanon and the Lebanese. It is prepared to provide assistance according to the needs that will express the lebanese authorities ", he added in a tweet.
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other members of the government have also reacted after the tragedy. "The ministry of the interior has mobilized to respond to the request of the President of the Republic to quickly send emergency resources," said Gérald Darmanin. "My thoughts go out to the victims," wrote on Twitter the minister of the Interior. "The terrible images of the explosions in Beirut puts us all in a fright deep ", for its part, launched the minister delegate to the citizenship Marlène Schiappa.
The opposition provides support
Terrible explosion on the Beirut port. The images are terrifying.— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) August 4, 2020
In these difficult times for Lebanon, already hit hard by the crisis, I extend my condolences to the families of the victims and my support to the Lebanese in the face of this tragedy. MLP #Beirut
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Among Republicans, the chairman of the group at the Meeting Damien Abad sharing " the pain of the Lebanese, Beirut and Lebanon, this great country friend, so harshly affected by the past and tragically bruised today. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families ". The party's president Christian Jacob ensures for its part that " our political family expresses its full solidarity with the lebanese people in this terrible ordeal ".
More reactions to the international
The United States said in a "follow closely" the developments and try to find out if american citizens have been affected by the explosions. "We present our sincere condolences to all those who have been affected, and we stand ready to offer any assistance possible," said a spokesman for the State Department.
" Russia shares the grief of the lebanese people ", said the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in a telegram of condolences to lebanese president, Michel Aoun. The president Aoun received a call from the president of iraq, Barham Saleh, who assured Lebanon's solidarity and offered to help.
in Gulf countries, some of which have close relations with Lebanon, by providing financial aid, have paid tribute to the victims. The emir of Qatar, sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has called on president Aoun for him to present his condolences, according to the official news agency QNA, which added that field hospitals would be sent to Lebanon.Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 18:33