Paris (Reuters) – France said it is ready to help Lebanon following a huge explosion near the center of Beirut that killed at least 10 people and injured hundreds.
“France is always on the side of Lebanon and the Lebanese people. It is ready to offer assistance depending on the needs expressed by Lebanese authorities,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement on his Twitter feed.
La France se tient et se tiendra toujours aux côtés du Liban et des Libanais. Elle est disposée à apporter son assistance en fonction des besoins qu’exprimeront les autorités libanaises.— Jean-Yves Le Drian (@JY_LeDrian) August 4, 2020