PM Johnson Calls Aoun, Voices UK Support for Lebanon After Beirut Blast

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PM Johnson Calls Aoun, Voices UK Support for Lebanon After Beirut Blast

UK PM Boris Johnson spoke with President Michel Aoun to confirm Britain's readiness in supporting to Lebanon.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday spoke with President Michel Aoun, voicing the UK’s readiness to support Lebanon’s needs following Tuesday’s massive explosion that tore through Beirut's port.

"President Aoun thanked the UK for the support provided to date, including the release of 5 million pounds ($6.5 million) in emergency funding and deployment of HMS Enterprise," Johnson's office said in a statement.

"With Lebanon facing threats from a financial crisis, coronavirus and the effects of this tragic blast, they agreed to work with international partners to ensure the country’s long-term recovery and rehabilitation,” it added.

 

Source: Reuters