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On Beirut visit, Macron says aid to go ‘directly to the people’, relief groups

Issued on: 06/08/2020 – 20:00

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday that an international aid conference for disaster-hit Lebanon would be held soon.

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Speaking to journalists at the end of a snap visit to Beirut, where more than 130 people were killed and several thousand more wounded in a massive explosion at the port on Tuesday, the French leader said the conference would be held "in the coming days".

Macron stressed that the aid raised during the conference would be chanelled "directly to the people, the relief organisations and the teams that need it on the ground".

He said that he personally had no further information into what may have caused Tuesday's deadly blast, beyond what was already in the public domain.

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