France Promises Lebanese People $119 Mln In Direct Assistance - Macron
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Wed 04th August 2021 | 06:30 PM
PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 04th August, 2021) France will provide Lebanon with 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 100 million Euros ($119 million) in assistance in the near future, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.
"We intend to send about 100 million euros for direct aid for the Lebanese population in the coming months," he said, specifying that the funds are intended to be spent on education, including school children and students, and food assistance.
Macron added that France will help Lebanon restore the Beirut port destroyed by the explosion last August. Tuesday marked one year since the disaster that claimed at least 280 lives and almost completely destroyed the Lebanese capital's harbor district.